I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie is teaming up with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for a new Hulu miniseries project. Sources tell Deadline that Hulu is developing a limited series based on the lives of celebrity couple Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee using the working title “Pam & Tommy” (title subject to change). Craig Gillespie will direct, and Rob Siegel will write the series, with talk that Rogen will play the man who steals the celebrity couple’s infamous celebrity sex tape.
Hulu has tapped Marvel alumni Sebastian Stan and “Baby Driver” actress Lily James for the role of Pan Anderson (“Baywatch”) and rocker Tommy Lee Jones (the drummer of Motley Crue). The couple was mostly known for their marital drama, and a notorious celebrity sex tape widely circulated in the early days of the internet. The series will focus on the tape and claims of domestic abuse against Tommy Lee.
Lily James recently worked with director Ben Wheatley on his remake of the Alfred Hitchcock Gothic romance film “Rebecca.” She appeared in the Oscar-winning movie Winston Churchill biopic “Darkest Hour.”
Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey company is producing, which should indicate the tone of the upcoming streaming series possibly skewing in the realm of a mature comedy given the subject matter.
Known for his role in the Marvel universe, Stan has been keeping busy as well. He appears in Simon Kinberg’s all-female spy flick “355” and co-stars with Anthony Mackie in the upcoming Marvel Studios series “The Falcon & The Winter Soldier” coming out March 19th, 2021 on Disney+.
Producer Seth Rogen is no stranger to producing quirky television series with success stories like Amazon’s “The Boys” under his belt, “Black Monday,” “Future Man,” and previously adapting another dark comic book for TV with AMC’s “Preacher.”
The 8-episode series will begin shooting in the spring of 2021. [Deadline]