Jennifer Aniston executive produces and stars in Apple’s upcoming drama series revolving around the lives of TV personalities and their unique challenges, and now first images from the project’s set on the downtown Los Angeles have leaked ahead of Apple’s big video-streaming reveal at its star-studded “It’s Showtime” event scheduled for next Monday.
The photographs feature “The Office” star Steve Carrell and Jennifer Aniston. The duo has been reunited after Steve previously co-starred as TV reporter Evan Baxter and Jim Carrey’s girlfriend Grace in Universal Pictures’ 2003 comedy “Bruce Almighty”.
Carrell wore glasses and a black collared jacket with matching pants selected by costume supervisor Tom Macdonald. Anniston, 50, was photographed wearing a black turtleneck, matching flared pants and heels selected for her role by costumer Anne Laoparadonchai.
Daily Mail has details:
In between takes, Jennifer bundled up in a black sleeveless puffer maxi-coat as she clutched her iPhone and script pages. Aniston’s usual hairstylist Chris McMillan coiffed her signature flaxen waves for the shoot. The ‘Dumplin’ actress and the 56-year-old ‘Office’ alum were both filming scenes beside a van marked KXIL 12 Action News.
Steve Carell is playing the role of reporter Mitch Kessler. Other stars include Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
The show is being executive produced and starred by Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon, who are being paid a reported $1.1 million per episode. The iPhone maker reportedly picked up the project for two seasons, 20 episodes in total.
Carell’s salary is unknown.
According to Variety, the series offers a behind-the-scenes look at a Manhattan morning show and the unique challenges of its personalities as they air each morning. The show is based on the CNN correspondent Brian Stelter’s “Top of the Morning” book.
Stelter serves as a consultant for the series.
The project is a rekindling between Aniston and Witherspoon, who got cast as Aniston’s younger sister on “Friends” (Aniston’s last starring role in a TV show).
The script was written by Emmy-nominated Jay Carson, known for his work on Netflix’s “House of Cards.” Principal photography for the upcoming drama series, directed by Mimi Leder and tentatively titled “The Morning Show,” commenced October 31, 2018.
This may not be a dud like “Planet of the Apps” or “Carpool Karaoke” after all.
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