Tags: kit harington | andy samberg | hbo | tennis | mockumentary

Kit Harington, Andy Samberg Paired in HBO Tennis Mockumentary

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 10:20 AM

By Clyde Hughes

Kit Harington of "Game of Thrones" and Andy Samberg of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will star in an HBO tennis mockumentary about a week-long match at Wimbledon called "7 Days In Hell." 

"Saturday Night Live's" Jake Szymanski will direct the cast of "7 Days In Hell," which will include Lena Dunham, Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Karen Gillam, Howie Mandel and former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien as herself, according to Deadline.com.

The Wrap reported that "Girls" writer and co-executive director Murray Miller will write the script. Harington plays Jon Snow in the rating giant "Game of Thrones" and also appeared in the movie "Pompeii" this year. Samberg, an SNL veteran, plays detective Jake Peralta in the Emmy-winning "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

The comedy would be a takeoff of the actual longest tennis match in history, which happened at Wimbledon in 2010, when John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut over three days in a final set that went 70-68 and went on for 11 hours and five minutes, according to The Associated Press.

"Based on breakdowns I've seen, Samberg's Aaron Williams is tennis' superstar bad boy, while Brit Harington's Charles Poole is channeling Andy Murray, a tennis prodigy and certified truck driver," wrote Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "Adding to their rivalry is Gillan's supermodel Lily, Charles' childhood friend who made a sex tape with Aaron. Steenburgen plays Charles' psychotic and controlling mother, while Forte plays a tennis historian."

Many on social media marveled at how HBO was able to gather so many stars for such a project.

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

The 2016 'Book Race': GOP Candidates Like Ben Carson, Huckabee Sell Like Hotcakes

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:50 PM

If potential Republican presidential candidates' recent book sales are a strong indication of their electability, then B . . .

Smoke on Boston Train Scares Passengers Who Bust Out Windows to Escape

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 19:37 PM

A commute on Boston's Red Line Thursday morning turned into chaos as smoke filled the train and passengers broke out win . . .

Seth Jackson Sentence: Foster Dad Gets 32 Months in Hot Car Death

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:50 PM

Kansas foster dad Seth Jackson was sentenced to 32 months in prison Friday for the July death of a 10-month-old girl who . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved