Diane Keaton has been cast in the title role of HBO’s upcoming comedy Tilda, which will co-star Ellen Page. Twilight: 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.