Scoop: Diane Keaton, Ellen Page team up for HBO's 'Tilda'

keaton-pageImage Credit: Jemal Countess/WireImage.com; Glenn Harris/PR PhotosIt’s official: After nearly two months of negotiations, Oscar winner Diane Keaton has signed on to play the title role in HBO’s Tilda, a half-hour comedy pilot about a powerful and much-feared Hollywood blogger who may or may not be loosely based on powerful and much-feared Hollywood blogger Nikki “Toldja!” Finke.

Additionally, Ellen Page (Juno) has been tapped to costar as 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.

Page will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s awesome-looking thriller Inception.

The Tilda pilot, which is being produced by Bill Condon (Kinsey, Dreamgirls) and Tell Me You Love Me creator Cynthia Mort, is set to start shooting next month in Los Angeles.

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  • Chels725

    I will watch anything with Ellen Page. This is going to be great.

    • Ian

      I will watch anything with Annie Hall.

  • Donnie

    Hopefully they order it to series and don’t send it to development hell like “The Wonderful Maladys”, which I would have loved to have been on the air.

  • MSlatt

    This show sounds like music to my ears! Love the whole concept!

  • MSlatt

    This show sounds like music to my ears! Love the whole concept!

  • Dave

    Chels725, I couldn’t agree more. Ellen Page in anything is awesome.

  • Laura Jean

    I will definitely tune in. Both Ellen Page and Diane Keaton are fantastic.

  • Laura Jean

    I will definitely tune in. Both Ellen Page and Diane Keaton are fantastic.

  • ggny

    Wow Ellen Page turning to TV already? Wasnt Juno a huge hit like 2 years ago?

    • MC

      First those awful Cisco commercials now this? Guess the legit film career wheels came off the veritable wagon fairly quickly for Ellen (whom I’m a fan of)…

    • Fatima

      Have to been asleep for the last 10 years? TV is not what it used to be. If you noticed, the only place for good roles for many actresses (especially older) is on television. You’re aware multiple Oscar nominee Laura Linney has a cable show coming up? You can act like TV still exists in shameful 80s sitcom land all you want, but it’s a whole other world now.

      • Irene

        Fatima, you are right on. Especially for great, “mature” actresses, TV is the place for truly great roles.

    • Alex

      I was thinking the same thing… shouldn’t she be focusing on film?

    • Brian

      Television is not worse than film. It’s actually better, since everything can be fleshed out instead of condensed into two hours. Of course, some stories should only be two hours, but if the concept has legs, television is better.

    • J.G.

      It’s not like she’s joining Private Practice or something; this sounds like an interesting show.

      • Donnie

        Can you imagine her joining Private Practice? LOL.

      • Doug

        More actors might be turning to TV, and I think that any number of TV shows are better than movies (without a doubt), but TV still has lower prestige than film. It’s not “the place to be,” and I’m kind of surprise that Page is going there already.

    • Fisher

      Seriously Fatima! Television is becoming the ‘it’ place to be for many fine actresses. There are more interesting and wonderful roles for women on TV these days.

    • Nate

      Being that it’s an HBO show with Diane Keaton, it doesn’t seem like all that bad a move. It’s not like she’s joining the cast of Grey’s Anatomy or something.

  • ggny

    Wow Ellen Page turning to TV already? Wasnt Juno a huge hit like 2 years ago?

    • MC

      First those awful Cisco commercials now this? Guess the legit film career wheels came off the veritable wagon fairly quickly for Ellen (whom I’m a fan of)…

    • Fatima

      Have to been asleep for the last 10 years? TV is not what it used to be. If you noticed, the only place for good roles for many actresses (especially older) is on television. You’re aware multiple Oscar nominee Laura Linney has a cable show coming up? You can act like TV still exists in shameful 80s sitcom land all you want, but it’s a whole other world now.

      • Irene

        Fatima, you are right on. Especially for great, “mature” actresses, TV is the place for truly great roles.

    • Alex

      I was thinking the same thing… shouldn’t she be focusing on film?

    • Brian

      Television is not worse than film. It’s actually better, since everything can be fleshed out instead of condensed into two hours. Of course, some stories should only be two hours, but if the concept has legs, television is better.

    • J.G.

      It’s not like she’s joining Private Practice or something; this sounds like an interesting show.

      • Donnie

        Can you imagine her joining Private Practice? LOL.

    • Fisher

      Seriously Fatima! Television is becoming the ‘it’ place to be for many fine actresses. There are more interesting and wonderful roles for women on TV these days.

  • Matt Webb Mitovich, Editor-at-Large FANCAST.com

    I need my SAG card. This project is going to need an Ausiello at some point :-D

    • Dav

      Matt, I’m willing to bet Ausiello would fight you for it.

  • Matt Webb Mitovich, Editor-at-Large FANCAST.com

    I need my SAG card. This project is going to need an Ausiello at some point :-D

    • Dav

      Matt, I’m willing to bet Ausiello would fight you for it.

  • Joey

    I hear the sound of angels singing…

  • Joey

    I hear the sound of angels singing…

  • Josh

    Basically like “Damages” but as a comedy? Could be interesting. Yes please.

    • Donnie

      The world needs more Damages.

  • LA

    Nikki Finke is a chore.

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