Alyson Hannigan to Join Tom Papa in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's MORE TIME WITH THE FAMILY Pilot on CBS
With How I Met Your Mother coming to a close, Alyson Hannigan has lined up her next project.
Written by John Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, MORE TIME WITH THE FAMILY follows a husband and father (Papa) who changes his pace of life to spend more valuable time with his loved ones. Hannigan will play Papa's wife, Cindy.
As BWW previously reported, Papa and Damon originally began working on the project during their time together on HBO's BEHIND THE CANDELABRA. Affleck and Damon are set to executive produce alongside Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman.
Affleck is a two-time Academy Award winner who has been recognized for his work as a director, actor, writer and producer. Affleck most recently directed, produced and starred in the Academy Award-winning film for Best Motion Picture, "Argo," a fact-based drama about the then-classified mission to rescue six Americans trapped in Iran during the hostage crisis. Affleck made his directorial debut in 2007 with the feature "Gone Baby Gone," for which he also co-wrote the screenplay. In 2010, Affleck directed, co-wrote and starred in "The Town." The film was named among the top 10 films of the year by the AFI, and the cast won the National Board of Review Award for Best Ensemble. Affleck's upcoming projects include starring in David Fincher's "Gone Girl," as well as Zachary Snyder's "Batman vs. Superman." He also will star in and direct "Live by Night," based on the Dennis Lehane novel, and is developing a biopic about notorious mobster Whitey Bulger, in which he and Matt Damon will star. Affleck first came to prominence in 1997 with the acclaimed drama "Good Will Hunting," which he starred in and co-wrote with Damon. The two won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as a Golden Globe Award and Humanitas Prize.
Damon is an Academy Award-winning actor, screenwriter and producer whose extensive film credits include Good Will Hunting, which he co-wrote and starred in with Ben Affleck. Damon and Affleck won the Academy Award and Golden Globe in 1997 for Best Original Screenplay. Additionally, he's appeared in Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Brothers Grimm, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, The Departed, Syriana, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Invictus, True Grit, The Adjustment Bureau, Contagion, We Bought a Zoo, Promised Land, and most Steven Soderburgh's Behind the Candelabra, opposite Michael Douglas. He most recently was seen in Elysium, opposite Jodie Foster.