Walton Goggins is set as the star of a high-profile comedy project, which has landed at Showtime for development with a significant commitment. Titled Keeping It Real, the dark comedy is created/written by Charles Randolph, an Oscar winner for co-writing The Big Short, and has two other writing Oscar winners, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants), attached to direct. The project hails from Showtime as well as CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly, reuniting Justified executive producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly with the hit series’ co-star Goggins.
Penned by Randolph, Keeping It Real chronicles a narcissistic but well-intentioned movie star (Goggins) who travels to global hot spots and inserts himself into international incidents, only to create more chaos. Goggins executive produces the project with Randolph, Faxon, Rash, Timberman, Beverly and B Story’s Kevin Walsh.
Goggins currently stars opposite Danny McBride on the HBO dark comedy series Vice Principals where he has fulfilled his two-season commitment. Goggins also has a pivotal role in History’s upcoming Navy SEALs drama series Six. He has just wrapped the feature The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, in which he plays the role of Christ opposite Richard Gere who portrays a doctor treating paranoid schizophrenic patients, each of whom believe they are Jesus Christ. Jon Avnet is directing from a script he wrote with Eric Nazarian, adapted from biographical novel by Milton Rokeach.
Goggins, recently seen in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, is repped by ICM Partners and manager Darris Hatch.
Randolph, whose feature writing credits also include Love & Other Drugs and The Interpreter, is repped by CAA and Lighthouse Management. Faxon is with CAA and Principato-Young, Rash with CAA and Primary Wave.