Jill Soloway is building the cast for her new Amazon pilot, I Love Dick.
The TV episode, which will premiere later this year as part of Amazon’s regular pilot seasons, has lined Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn for its cast – and, now, Griffin Dunne has joined them.
Adapted by playwright Sarah Gubbins from Chris Kraus’ controversial 1997 novel, I Love Dick follows a married couple – failing indie filmmaker Chris (Kathryn Hahn) and culture critic Sylvere (Griffin Dunne) – in an academic community in Texas. One day, though, Chris falls for the head of the institute, Dick, taking the couple’s relationship in a surprising new direction.
The pilot was first commissioned by Amazon back in February, as part of Amazon Studios’ overall deal with Soloway and Andrea Sperling’s newly formed Topple Productions, following the huge success of Soloway’s original series, Transparent. Soloway and Sperling are exec producing the pilot, with Gubbins as a co-exec producer.
Kevin Bacon then joined the project in April to play Dick, THR reported. His professor is described as a “sexy silver fox” and “cowboy intellectual”.
Dunne’s casting follows a turn in Oscar nominee Dallas Buyers Club and a recurring role in TV’s Manhattan. It also arrives after the announcement of Amazon’s next pilot line-up, which includes The Last Tycoon, starring Kelsey Grammar, and The Interestings, directed by Mike Newell. Soloway’s Transparent, meanwhile, has recently been renewed for a landmark fourth season.
Photo: I Love Dick book cover (Amazon)