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Diane Keaton to Star in HBO's 'Tilda' Pilot

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May 26, 2010 | 9:23am EDT

ALTDiane Keaton has been cast in the title role of HBO's upcoming comedy Tilda, which will co-star Ellen PageTwilight: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon will produce and direct the half-hour pilot, which he wrote alongside Tell Me You Love Me creator Cynthia Mort.

Tilda tells the story of an influential online Hollywood journalist (Keaton), who becomes a major Hollywood powerbroker with her bold and uncompromising writing style.  Page will play Carolyn, Tilda's conflicted creative assistant, who is torn between following a corporate career path with the studio and her loyalty to Tilda, who sees her as a protégé.

 

Tilda's title character is rumored to be based on real-life Hollywood blogger Nikke Finke, who is the founder and editor-in-chief of Deadline.com, a popular Hollywood news website.  

The news comes after nearly two months of negotiations between Keaton and HBO.  Filming is slated to begin next month in Los Angeles.

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