In some of the most bizarre casting news of late, it’s emerging that Lily James and Sebastian Stan have been cast to play Pamela Anderson and her once husband Tommy Lee in a limited series at Hulu.
The ‘Baywatch’ star and the Mötley Crüe drummer’s relationship dominated the tabloids for years, including the scandal of when their sex tape from their honeymoon was stolen and leaked to the public. Its this part of their history that will be the foundation of the series. The eight-episode series will have also have a big focus on their relationship going back to the whirlwind romance that started with them marrying after only knowing each other for 96 hours in 1995.
The leaked VHS tape turned into quite the legal dispute, with Anderson suing the video distribution company Internet Entertainment Group. Ultimately, the Lees entered into a confidential settlement deal with IEG. Thereafter, the company began making the tape available to subscribers to its websites again, resulting in triple the normal traffic.
Seth Rogen is on board to play the man who stole the tape, with ‘I, Tonya’ director Craig Gillespie helming the series and Rob Siegel writing.
Rogen and his long-term producing partner Evan Goldberg will produce via their Point Grey banner along with Dylan Sellers through Limelight, Dave Franco and Sue Naegle and Megan Ellison at Annapurna.
Filming is due to commence in the spring.