Earlier this year, "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin teamed up with Ed Burns for a new comedy pilot for HBO called "40." And the project has picked up two very familiar faces to round out the main cast.
Deadline is reporting that Adrian Pasdar and Michael Imperioli have been signed to star in "40" opposite Burns and the previously cast Michael Rapaport ("Prison Break"). The premise centers on four lifelong friends who support each other as they face the rigors of life at 40 in an uncertain economy. Pasdar will play a Wall Street millionaire and Imperioli will portray a shameless hustler who is adept at self-promotion. Rapaport's character will be a "neurotic everyman" while Burns' character will be a former Bear Stearns employee who is attempting to adjust to being out of work for almost a year.
Pasdar is best known for his stint on "Heroes" as Nathan Petrelli, as well as his turns in "Profit," "The Outer Limits," "Mysterious Ways," "Judging Amy," "Castle" as well as several comic book character voiceovers for the "Iron Man" Anime series, "Black Panther" and the upcoming "Ultimate Spider-Man."
Imperioli had a long and memorable run on HBO's "The Sopranos" as the doomed mobster, Christopher Moltisanti. After the conclusion of that series, Imperioli went on to appear in "Law & Order," the American remake of "Life on Mars," "Detroit 1-8-7" and the film adaptation of "The Lovely Bones."
"40" is expected to film in New York beginning this fall.
What do you think of the premise behind "40"? Do you believe it will be "Entourage" meets "Men of a Certain Age"? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!