Brian Dennehy to Lead Amazon Dramedy Pilot COCKED
According to Deadline, stage and screen vet Brian Dennehy is in talks to co-star in Amazon's upcoming dramedy pilot COCKED. Sam Trammell and Dreama Walker co-star in the project, written by by Samuel Baum and Sam Shaw.
COCKED follows "Richard Paxson (Trammell), a Washington D.C. management consultant who's estranged from his father Wade (Dennehy) and brother but is pulled back in to the fray of his family's gun manufacturing company after a corporate rival, run by their uncle, moves to take them over."
Dennehy's Broadway credits include "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (Tony Award for Best Actor), "Death of a Salesman" (Tony Award for Best Actor; he also received the Olivier Award for the London production), "Desire Under the Elms," "Inherit the Wind" (with Christopher Plummer) and "Translations." Off-Broadway and regionally he has appeared in "Conversations in Tesculum" at The Public Theater, "The Cherry Orchard" at BAM, "Says I, Says He" at The Phoenix Theatre, "Twelfth Night," "The Homecoming," "All's Well that Ends Well," "Hughie" and "Krapp's Last Tape." At the Taper, Steven Robman directed Dennehy in a production of "Says I, Says He" in 1980 and "Made in America" in 1984. "Death of a Salesman" with Dennehy was presented at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2000. Select film credits include "The Big Year," "The Next Three Days," "Assault on Precinct 13," "Tommy Boy," "Presumed Innocent," "Cocoon" and "Silverado," among others. Dennehy was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2010.