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Chris O’Dowd & Ray Romano may star in the Get Shorty TV show



Elmore Leonard’s 1990 novel, Get Shorty, was already adapted by MGM with Barry Sonnefeld’s 1995 film starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo. I did enjoy the film. It was lots of fun with Travolta giving a great performance.
It turns out that, as with so many films, it is being turned into a TV show.

Epix’s 10-episode original series from MGM TV currently has Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd) and Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) in talks to headline the show, according to Deadline.

Written by Davey Holmes, Get Shorty centers on Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles. Romano would play Rick, a washed up producer of low quality films who becomes Miles’ partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood.

At the minute I can’t picture O’Dowd as the muscle, but he is a great actor and I am sure he will be great in the role.

What are your thoughts on the show?

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