Having carved prestige-TV notches into his belt from FX and HBO, Walton Goggins will now be taking his talents to yet another premium cable outlet. Showtime announced today that it is developing a dark comedy called Keeping It Real in which the enduring character actor will star as “a narcissistic but well-intentioned movie star who travels to global hot spots and inserts himself into international incidents, only to create more chaos,” according to Deadline. The series will be written by Charles Randolph, who won an Oscar earlier this year for his Big Short script, and it will be directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, winners of an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay thanks to their work on The Descendants. If you want a little more magic TV dust sprinkled on, Real will bring Goggins back together with Justified producers Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman, and that project worked out pretty well for everyone involved. May Walton Goggins live long and continue to prosper on premium cable networks.
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