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THE WEST WING’s
Aaron Sorkin Scripting
2nd Potential Series For HBO!!

 

I am – Hercules!!

Writer-producer Aaron Sorkin, who already has a series pilot about a cable news network titled “More As This Story Develops” shooting for HBO, is already developing a second series for the channel, according to Deadline Hollywood.

The new project is a miniseries based on the book “Life At The Marmont” by Raymond R. Sarlot and Fred Basten. The Marmont is the infamous Sunset Strip hotel where the corpse of John Belushi was discovered in 1982. Countless movie stars (and Hunter S. Thompson) have lodged there since the 1930s, among them Greta Garbo, Errol Flynn, Judy Garland and Lindsay Lohan.

“The Office” star John Krasinski will produce and is expected to star in the project, which he sees as an eight-hour affair.

Sorkin’s writing credits include “A Few Good Men,” “The American President,” “Sports Night,” “The West Wing,” “Studio 60,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Social Network” and “Moneyball.”

Find all of Deadline’s exclusive on the matter here.

 

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  • June 23, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Love John Krasinski

    by flclhack

    I'll watch for that alone.

  • June 23, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Damn!

    by aaron cassese

    I went to buy this book and i can't find it anywhere for less than $100....FAIL

  • June 23, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Just please don't do a Lohan episode

    by Drunken Irishman

    Seriously, I've said it on these forums before, Sorkin's writing is second to none, but I'm not sure that even he can script the stream of consciousness that is Londsey Lohan's life. That girl is fucked up. But this sounds interesting. Let's hope it goes somewhere.

  • June 23, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    edit to above. Lindsey, not Londsey.

    by Drunken Irishman

  • June 23, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Londsey Lohan didnt live a good life either....

    by Boscohb

  • June 23, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Is one about Ryan Dunn?

    by lostboytexas

    Spoiler: it ends with AICN not putting up an obituary even though they do regular ones for people no one fucking knows!

  • June 23, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Great concept...

    by Mr Soze

    One episode should be Thompson coked to the gills hammering on a type writer for 72 hrs. staight

  • June 23, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Ryan Dunn most definitely deserves an obit

    by lostboytexas

    Yes

  • June 23, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Sorkin going all the way this time?

    by JackieJokeman

    Will this show be an endless "walk with me" walking and talking loop through the hallways of the Marmont? I certainly hope so.

  • June 23, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Would you demand and Obit for Adam Sessler or Morgan Webb

    by Phategod2

    Please no disrespect but the guy was not a industry giant. Having and obit for him would be like having and obit for the guy who held the boom in The Dark Knight, but Ebert is a royal dick.

  • June 24, 2011, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't he be The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin by now?

    by nofate

    He has done other things beside West Wing you know.

  • June 24, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Ugh I hate krasinski

    by FrodoFraggins

    He's the least talented one in the entire cast.

  • June 24, 2011, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Exactly Scorchy!

    by Bullet_time_Facehugger

    Fuck Dunn! He was an asshole who died drunk at 140mph. He deserves a MADD tv spot.

  • June 24, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Ryan Dunn

    by Inglorious Bastard

    What has Ryan Dunn actually done to deserve an obit on AICN? Its not like he was even a particularly memorable part of the Jackass crew, which if we're being honest is the only memorable thing hes been a part of aside from his recent accident. This stupid meme needs to run its course.

  • June 24, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    I like this idea

    by ManInTheMembersOnlyJacket

    and I am fucking pumped for "More as the Story Develops." And about Dunn: How about an obit simply because every talkback seems to be veering to the subject of his death. If not an obit, a dedicated talkback where everyone can argue about how much they love/hate the bearded guy with a toy in his ass.

  • June 24, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    This Sorkin Guy works too hard.

    by Green

    Seriously, dude, you're rich and famous. Take a year off and weave baskets or something. Life is short...and the world needs more baskets.

  • June 24, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Ryan Dunn is Random Hero

    by lostboytexas

    and both need an obit on AICN!

  • June 24, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Sounds interesting

    by jim

    Will it be like Ken Finkleman's "At The Hotel" but with famous people?

  • June 24, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Flynn better be in.

    by Fred

  • June 24, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    The ONLY reason I know who Ryan Dunne is...

    by Somerichs

    is because he killed himself and his buddy by drinking a fuckload of alcohol and then deciding to not just drive, but speed in excess of 120 mph like a fucking Jackass, in his Porsche. It's a minor miracle in itself he didn't kill anyone else. Lostboytexass, or whatever other fuckin screen names you may be posting under today, drop the constant barrage of obit demands already. If you want one so bad write it your goddamn self and create a whole website devoted to this douche and post it there. <p> There are any number of people connected to the entertainment industry who die every day that are more deserving of an obit on AICN than Mr. Dunne. <p> All of which is to say, shut your fucking yap already about an obit for a murderer who played a small role in a few movies that were barely a blip in the cultural zeitgeist of the times and get on with your life...

  • June 24, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Ryan Dunn aka Random Hero

    by lostboytexas

    invented the phrase 'cultural zeitgeist' so where is the OBIT! huh?

  • June 24, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    fuck Ryan Dunn

    by spidercoz

    1 down here's his epitaph: Here lies Ryan Dunn He died as he lived A Jackass

  • June 24, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Liked Sports Night at first

    by tripleslap

    When it was rerun on Comedy Central back in the day I watched and thought it was quite good. I just rewatched the first season on Netflix watch it now. While I still give credit for some bright spots in dialogue and certain story ideas that weren't being done, I find a lot of it over sentimental, preachy and goofy. Did Sorkins writing get better with West Wing?

  • One Marmont story with no dialogue, another with way-too-much.

  • June 25, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Who in the fuck is Ryan Dunn?

    by proevad

    I mean, I know he was one of those jackass idiots and he just killed someone but why the hell would Harry and the gang obit this guy? He wasn't an artist in any sense of the word. Aaron Sorkin couldn't even make this guy interesting, and he made Zuckerberg fascinating.

  • June 26, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Who will play the ghost of John Belushi?

    by v3d

  • June 26, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Always love Sorkin! Studio 60....

    by Jungle Fish

    I'm still heart-broken over the cancellation of Studio 60. Sure, it didn't have the grandeur of The West Wing, but it had the same quality of writing, the brilliant Sorkin wit, and a really great cast. I've got all the episodes on my HDD still, and watch them occasionally.

  • June 27, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Studio 60

    by proevad

    was amazing. Too bad pinky and I are the only 2 people on the planet that thought so.

  • June 28, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Studio 60...

    by CapIsKing

    ...was one of the (if not THE) best shows on television I've ever seen. I was disappointed it didn't find an audience fast enough for NBC. The writing, production and acting was first class. At least I have the DVDs to watch, which I do, often.

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