Riley Keough, Jacki Weaver Top Starz Series

Riley Keough (“Magic Mike,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”) is set to star in Starz’s upcoming TV series based on Steven Soderbergh’s low-budget 2009 film “The Girlfriend Experience”.

Thirteen episodes of the series have been ordered with Lodge Kerrigan (“Keane,” “Clean, Shaven”) and Amy Seimetz (“Sun Don’t Shine”) writing and directing all the episodes between them. Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman will produce.

Meanwhile, Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver is set to play the female lead opposite Patrick Stewart in Starz’s live-action, character-driven comedy series “Blunt Talk”. Adrian Scarborough (“The King’s Speech”) also stars.

Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy”) and Jonathan Ames (“Bored To Death”) will produce the project which has scored a twenty-episode, two-season, straight-to-series order. Stewart plays an alcholohic and legendary British news anchor intent on conquering the world of American cable news.

Weaver will play Blunt’s straight-talking and motherthy producer-manager. Scarborough plays Walter’s manservant who rivals him in debauchery.

Source: The Playlist & Deadline