Pilot Scoop: HBO, Weeds EP Taking Jack Black and Tim Robbins to The Brink of War

blog_jack_tim_11.14.13Jack Black and Tim Robbins are headed to The Brink, a half-hour comedy pilot for HBO about three compromised souls attempting to stave off World War III.

Written by Weeds‘ Roberto Benabib and brother Kim and directed by Jay Roach (Game Change), the project is described as an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men.

Black will play Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on the ground in the middle of it all, while Robbins will play US Secretary of State Walter Hollander, a man of big appetites and little patience for the war mongers in the Situation Room. Casting for the third lead continues.

Roberto Benabib will serve as an EP alongside Jerry Weintraub and Roach. Kim Benabib is a Co-EP. Black and Robbins will serve as producers.