Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd are pairing up onscreen for an abbreviated new TV comedy. The two will star in State of the Union, a project from Nick Hornby that’s targeting episodes around 10 minutes in length.
Rosamund Pike and author Nick Hornby are to reunite after nearly a decade. The Oscar-nominated actress and the best-selling writer worked together when Hornby adapted Lynn Barber’s memoir An Education for the screen.
‘We haven’t stopped talking about working together again, and something is coming soon,’ Pike, to Dailymail UK this year.
State of the Union follows Louise and Tom, played by Pike and O’Dowd, who meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session. Each episode pieces together how their lives were, what drew them together and what has started to pull them apart.
Written by Hornby, Stephen Frears will direct all 10 episodes of the SundanceTV project.
Filming for State Of The Union is about to start on locations in and around London. After filming, Pike will take her new movie A Private War, in which she portrays Marie Colvin, the late Sunday Times war correspondent, to the autumn film festivals.