Darren Aronofsky Will Direct Michael Chabon’s HBO Pilot

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BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 23: American film director Darren Aronofsky arrives at the red carpet of the first Beijing International Film Festival at China's National Grand Theater on April 23, 2011 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Darren Aronofsky; Photo: Feng Li

Before he goes off on his big-budget Noah's Ark reimagining, Darren Aronofsky will take care of a smaller project: directing the pilot episode for Hobgoblin, the HBO show — about a group of magicians and con men trying to take down Hitler — written by Michael Chabon and his wife Ayelet Waldman. Not only does Aronofsky's involvement pump up the high-profile-ness of the series, but it opens the door for even more fruitful interactions between the two dudes. Like, maybe, at some point, Darren can teach Michael how to grow a moustache? [Variety]