Jack Black and Tim Robbins are set to top line the HBO half-hour dark comedy "The Brink" which has been ordered to pilot. Jerry Weintraub, Jay Roach and Roberto Benabib ("Weeds") will executive produce.
The story follows three desperate men caught up in a geopolitical crisis. Robbins plays Walter Hollander, U.S. secretary of state who has little patience for the war mongers in the Situation Room.
Black plays a lowly foreign service officer reluctantly caught on the ground in the middle of it all. The key third role of an ace Navy fighter pilot has not yet been cast.
Roach is set to direct the pilot, while Black and Robbins will be producers as well.
Source: The Live Feed