News

Cast Revealed for Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green's Red Oaks

Source:   Amazon Studios
July 7, 2014




Amazon today announced it has added the comedy pilot "Red Oaks," produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by David Gordon Green, to its third pilot season, setting it for a debut later this year on Amazon Instant Video. Customers will once again be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series, which will then become available on Prime Instant Video.

Written by Gregory Jacobs ("The Knick") and Joe Gangemi (Eliza Graves), "Red Oaks" stars Craig Roberts (Submarine) as David, an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey in 1985. Paul Reiser ("Mad About You"), Richard Kind ("Luck"), Jennifer Grey ("It's Like, You Know") and Oliver Cooper ("Californication") also star in the pilot.

"Red Oaks" is set in 1985, and features college student David Myers who is both reeling from his father's heart attack and conflicted about what major to declare in the fall. Myers gets a summer job as an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey and while there, he meets a colorful cast of misfit co-workers and wealthy club members including an alluring art student named Skye (played by guest star Alexandra Socha) and her corporate raider father Getty (played by Reiser). A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" '80s that is equal parts hijinks and heartfelt, "Red Oaks" is about enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end—and the future begins.

"To be able to collaborate with Steven, David and Greg, three of the most highly-regarded creators in Hollywood, is an absolute pleasure," said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. "'Red Oaks' brings together not only top-notch talent, but also a hilarious and wonderfully written script that we think our customers will enjoy seeing come to life later this year."

"Greg Jacobs told me this idea on the set of 'Behind the Candelabra' and I told him it was great and that he should start working on it immediately," said Steven Soderbergh. "Then, while we were on the set of 'The Knick' he gave me the script he wrote with Joe Gangemi and I said, 'This is ready to go, let's find a director.' We very quickly agreed to approach David because the humor was sharp without being mean, and we felt he would understand and appreciate that."

"Red Oaks" also stars Grey as Judy Myers, Kind as Sam Myers, Cooper as Steve, Gage Golightly as Karen, and Ennis Esmer as Nash. Guest stars include Josh Meyers and Freddie Roman. Soderbergh, Green, Jacobs, and Gangemi are Executive Producers.


| 0 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Two New Previews for Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Explore the World of The Maze Runner with Two New Clips
Explore the Origins of Denzel Washington's The Equalizer in a New Featurette
Matt Shakman's Cut Bank Set for Domestic Release Through A24
Steven Spielberg to Bring Minority Report to Television
Brian Patrick Wade Joins Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As Absorbing Man!
Barry Allen Runs Into Action in New Preview for The Flash
A New Trailer for Nightcrawler, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal
Four-Time Harry Potter Director David Yates to Helm Fantastic Beasts!
Keanu Reeves is a Vengeful Ex-Hitman in the First Still from John Wick
Shailene Woodley Faces a Serious Loss in the White Bird in a Blizzard Trailer
Iron Man 3 Helmer Shane Black to Direct The Destroyer
The Theory of Everything Poster Offers a Unique Angle on Stephen Hawking
Sandra Bullock to Headline Our Brand is Crisis
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death Reveals an International Trailer
The Launch Trailer for Destiny Has Arrived
The New Trailer for Annabelle is Here!
Academy Award-Winning Writer Akiva Goldsman Targets The Ring 3D

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners