Jodie Foster Developing TV Comedy About Alcoholism

The Oscar-winning actress and director is teaming up with the creator ofThe Big C.

jodi-fosterOscar-winning actor-director Jodie Foster will serve as executive producer on a new single-camera half-hour comedy for cable television calledCharlie, which will be about an alcoholic on an unusual path to recovery.

Foster developed the series at Sony TV with Big C creator Darlene Hunt, who may also direct the pilot. According to theloglineCharlie concerns a “self-destructive, emotionally-stunted alcoholic” who decides to turn her life around after “rescuing a dog she believes to be her reincarnated mother.” Casting choices for the lead, and the dog, have yet to be announced.

Foster, who has directed three features, including Little Man Tate (1991) and the cult oddity The Beaver (2011), recently received Emmy and Directors Guild of America award nominations for helming episodes of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Read more “the fix”…

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