Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd have been cast in a new comedy written by Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, An Education) and directed by Stephen Frears (A Very English Scandal, Philomena) which will start filming in London this Summer.
State of the Union follows Louise and Tom (Pike and O’Dowd) who meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session.
With each successive episode we piece together how their lives were, what drew them together and what has started to pull them apart. Hornby explores the complexities of marriage with his inimitable honesty and humour.
Hornby said, “I am so pleased to be working again with Stephen, Rosamund and Chris.
“I first met Stephen when he directed High Fidelity, Rosamund when she revealed her wonderful comic talent in An Education, and Chris when he made the forthcoming Juliet, Naked, and I think they will make a tremendous team.
“‘State of the Union’ is an unusual project, so it’s all the more gratifying that we have managed to attract talent of this magnitude.”
The ten-part series of ten-minute episodes is being produced by See-Saw Films and will air on AMC’s SundanceTV channel.
“Sundance is thrilled to partner with our good friends at See-Saw Films on this short form original production,” said Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager, SundanceTV and Sundance Now.
“We are fortunate to have a dream team in front of and behind the camera to bring to life Nick’s intimate, entertaining and relatable story of a modern marriage to life.”