The hitman has been hired.
HBO confirmed on Thursday that it has ordered a first season of Barry, a comedy starring Bill Hader as a former Marine making a living as low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Unhappy with his life, he travels to Los Angeles to off someone, only to find an “accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene.”
For Barry, the upcoming biopic about young Barack Obama’s time at Columbia University, filmmakers have turned to someone who knows a thing or two about boyhood. EW has confirmed that Boyhood star Ellar Coltrane has joined the cast of Barry, along with fellow new addition Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton).
Bill Hader played a police captain in the season premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but now he’ll be on the wrong side of the law.
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