As for the casting, my first thought was, “Page and Shawkat are writing the characters they’ll play” but THR says that’s a possibility, it’s a decision that will be made at a later date.As of right now, Page is still in the middle of filming for Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”, Shawkat recently wrapped on the rock biopic “The Runaways”, and Har Mar Superstar’s fourth album hits stores next Tuesday.
However, the pair are keeping their involvement with the series strictly creative — showing up in the series itself only sporadically.
Born Jack Michael Antonoff on 31st March, 1984 in Bergenfield, New Jersey and educated at Professional Children's School, he is famous for Lead singer of Steel Train/ Guitarist of fun.
Born Alia Martine Shawkat on 18th April, 1989 in Riverside, California, USA, she is famous for Maeby on Arrested Development in a career that spans 1999–present.
Take for instance the concert of kick-assery being conducted by Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat for HBO.
Sure, the pay-cable net’s got the East Coast hipster beat covered with , the leading characters uproot their serene Williamsburg lives and relocate to L. Now all we need is a mushy drama set in Wicker Park and we’d be all set. Sure it’s a mite shaky that they’re moving to the West Coast to pursue art, because y’know, NYC is assumed as this country’s art capital.
And sure, further pontification on the struggles of artsy hipsters should technically make us claw our eyes out.
But the promise of smart writing and a measure of self-deprecation with Page and Shawkat at the helm easily outweigh those concerns.
Ellen Page is only 22 years old and she already has an Oscar nomination, a hit movie, and now THR is reporting that she’ll be writing and producing a comedy on HBO with “Whip It” co-stars Alia Shawkat (20 years old) and Sean Tillmann (31 years old).
Tillmann I get although his success is mainly in the musical arena where he’s better known as “Har Mar Superstar” but think back to what you were doing when you were 20 or 22 years old and then just let that life shame wash over you.