Oscar Isaac is currently in negotiations to star in a new crime thriller series for Amazon ‘Hellotown.’
Based on the book of the same name written by Casey Sherman, the hour-long, 8-episode crime thriller follows the life of Kurt Vonnegut (Isaac) before he became known to the world as a renowned author. Per Amazon, “In 1969 Kurt was a struggling novelist and car salesman living life with his wife and five children on Cape Cod. When two women disappear and are later discovered murdered underneath the sand dunes on the outskirts of Provincetown, Kurt becomes obsessed and embroiled in the chilling hunt for a serial killer and forms a dangerous bond with the prime suspect.
‘Severance’ co-EP Mohamad El Masri, who will also serve as showrunner and writer. ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ director Ed Berger will helm the series and executive produce.
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Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, will executive produce through their Team Downey banner alongside and Amanda Burrell. Oscar Isaac and Gena Konstantinakos serve as executive producers for Mad Gene. Sherman will also executive produce. Team Downey, Mad Gene, and Amazon Studios are the studios behind the production.