by Melodie Smith, published on May 27, 2010 - 6:00AM|
Deadline.com reports that Diane Keaton will headline and Ellen Page will co-star in "Tilda," a half-hour comedy pilot for HBO. Academy Award-winning writer-director Bill Condon ("Gods and Monsters") will direct.
Keaton plays the title character, a powerful online Hollywood journalist. Page plays Carolyn, "a morally conflicted creative assistant caught between following the corporate culture of the studio she works for and following Tilda, who has taken a keen interest in her," Deadline says.
Condon wrote the script with Cynthia Mort (HBO's "Tell Me You Love Me").
It would be the first regular TV job for Keaton, who had been attached to another half-hour show, about a feminist who launches a sexually explicit magazine for women.
The Oscar winner will be on the big screen this November with Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Patrick Wilson in "Morning Glory," a comedy set at a struggling morning news show. Meanwhile, Page is co-writing a project for USA Network and co-stars with Leonardo DiCaprio in this summer's "Inception." Condon was recently chosen to direct "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn."