Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds And More Developing Television Projects

Anyone who has been keeping up with their television and film news should have noticed that there’s been a definite shift in interest to the small screen. Plenty of major movie stars from Maria Bello and Jim Caviezel to Kat Dennings and Zooey Deschanel have starring roles in new TV series this fall, and if those shows are successful there likely will be even more announcements come next spring and summer.

Even if they aren’t starring in the series, Hollywood’s best and brightest are still dabbling in them. Take Dwayne Johnson, for instance. The wrestler-turned-actor is developing a TV pilot with producer Jerry Bruckheimer that is set in the world of wrestling in the 1980s, also known as the “golden age of wrestling.” Deadline broke the news, and it’s unclear whether Johnson will stay in a producing role or also act in the show. Regardless, it’s still a new gig for the “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” star.

And he’s not the only actor dabbling in television production. Ryan Reynolds also just sold his first project to Fox.

Variety broke the news that Reynolds’ and Allan Loeb’s new TV production company DarkFire sold their single-camera comedy “Guidance” to Fox. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes'” Tyler Labine is set to star and produce the show. Tim Dowling, Loeb’s writing partner on “Just Go With It,” wrote the script. Variety seems to think there’s a good chance that there will at least be a pilot shot for the series, considering its pedigree.

That’s not the only new show Fox is circling. Variety also learned that the network has picked up a new drama from “Fight Club” scribe Jim Uhls. The show, called “Tightrope,” follows an FBI agent who is able to manipulate and turn criminal informants. There are no stars currently attached to that project.

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