NBC Picks Up Comedy Pilot Starring Susan Sarandon & Daughter
Susan Sarandon and her daughter, Eva Amurri Martino, may be headed to the small screen.
According to Deadline, NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a single-camera comedy from the mother-daughter duo, who are also set to star and executive produce. The project, titled GROWING IVY, is written by Martino and Will McCormack.
GROWING IVY follows "Type A+ Ivy Davis (Martino) who craves the stability she lacked in her childhood and, as a result, has thrown herself into her career at the expense of her personal life. In an attempt to restore balance and potentially find love, she invites her freewheeling, eccentric mom, Franckie (Sarandon), to move in with her and work on their relationship."
Sarandon has appeared on TV in episodes of Rescue Me, ER, Friends and 30 Rock. The actress most recently appeared on Broadway in the critically acclaimed production of 'Exit The King', along with co-stars Geoffrey Rush,Lauren Ambrose, Andrea Martin, William Sadler and Brian Hutchison. The Eugene Ionesco's classic comedy was directed by Neil Armfield, and translated by Armfield and Rush. She received Drama Desk nominations for her roles in the Off-Broadway productions of Extremities and A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking and also starred in The Exonerated Off-Broadway and The Guys Off-Off Broadway. She appeared on Broadway in Gore Vidal's controversial ensemble piece, An Evening with Richard Nixon, in 1972.
Sarandon won an Academy Award for her performance in Dead Man Walking. She received a 2008 Golden Globe nomination and a 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her performance as Doris Duke in the HBO film "Bernard and Doris." She received Academy Award nominations for her roles in Atlantic City, Thelma and Louise, Lorenzo's Oil and The Client.
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