Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums) and Imogen Poots (The Look Of Love) are set to star in Showtime comedy pilot Roadies, written, directed and executive produced by Cameron Crowe. Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Rafe Spall (Prometheus) also have been cast in the project, executive produced by My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holzman and J.J. Abrams. Roadies follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of the crew members who help get the show on the road.
Wilson will play road-weary, sleep-deprived tour manager Bill, who is five years sober and the best friend that a band could have on the road. Poots is Kelly Ann, a first-rate electrical tech with a great heart, questionable people skills and a desire to make her mark on the world.
Castle-Hughes plays the band’s outspoken and passionate sound mixer Donna Mancini, who every day leads her road family in their favorite ritual, “The Song of the Day.” Cambor is Milo, an offbeat American anglophile guitar tech, not big on personal hygiene, who revels in his road-worthy, slightly scuzzy charm. Spall will play Reg Whitehead, a wildly successful British financial adviser sent by management to oversee the crew’s budget, though he knows less than zero about the music business.