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The first comedy pilot from AMC will be a nice counterpart to the Revolutionary War hit drama TURN and it now has a face. We Hate Paul Revere will star Office Space actor Ron Livingston.
Livingston will play the title character, Paul Revere, known for his famous midnight ride, notes Deadline. In the pilot, Revere is the target of two Colonial Boston brothers who aren’t happy with Revere and are jealous of his fame.
The pilot was greenlit back in March, but this is the first time we’re hearing of any new casting on the project since then. Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner, who wrote and are also executive producing, are starring as the two brothers.
In March, AMC had announced plans to develop a pilot with former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac and another one with Seth Rogen, but it appears like those two projects are dead. The Hollywood Reporter noted that Paul Revere is now the only comedy pilot AMC has in contention.
Livingston is best known for Office Space and Swingers. He also appeared on Boardwalk Empire recently.
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