Annette Bening and Director Jay Roach Are Making a Comedy Aimed at HBO

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Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening has teamed up with filmmaker Jay Roach for a new comedy series, Deadline reports. The show is called The Third Coast, and producers are preparing to pitch it to HBO but are doing an informal reading of the script first. The Third Coast would star Bening as a big casting director in New Mexico, and it was written by Paul Rudnick (In & Out, The Stepford Wives). Following this past weekend’s news that Philip Seymour Hoffman is starring in a comedy pilot for Showtime, pay cable networks sure are getting some acclaimed actors for their shows this year.