Rhys Ifans joins Trending Down

The Amazing Spider-Man actor Rhys Ifans has joined the cast of Showtime’s new pilot Trending Down.

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Also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn as Thom and Lee Payne, the plot follows Thom Payne, a man facing his own obsolescence after his advertising agency is taken over.

Written and executive produced by author Shalom Auslander, Trending Down was developed by Ken Kwapis, who will also executive produce, and Alexandra Beattie, who will co-executive produce, under their In Cahoots banner.

John Cameron Mitchell will direct the pilot.

Seymour Hoffman and producing partner Emily Ziff will also executive produce under their Cooper’s Town Productions label.

The pilot, which is set to begin filming on the US east coast this fall, is the third pilot pick-up from Showtime this year. It previously ordered The Vatican and The Affair, while a series order was given to Penny Dreadful.

Source: Showtime / Futon Critic