Jonah Hill is teaming up with William Monahan, screenwriter of The Departed, to bring the stories of Sidney Korshak and Lew Wasserman to our screens in a new miniseries.
Monahan is creating the series about the two men – the former known as one of Hollywood’s “fixers”, while the latter helped create the talent agent system as we know it today – with Hill starring as Korshak. The duo became a powerful force in the industry, especially due to Korshak’s reputation as Chicago’s mob man in Los Angeles.
Dennis McDougal‘s book about Wasserman titled The Last Mogul will be the basis for the project, and McDougal will also get an Executive Producer credit. Hill and Monahan are currently shopping the project around, which should get plenty of suitors as films and shows about the inner workings of Hollywood usually get viewers interested.
Both Hill and Monahan have previously worked with Martin Scorsese; Monahan on the aforementioned The Departed, and Hill on The Wolf Of Wall Street. They are reportedly aiming for this series to have the same epic sweep as many of Scorsese’s best films, so it will be interesting to see how their separate collaborations with one of the greatest directors of all time influence the show.
Hill has impressively developed into a two-time Oscar nominee after beginning his career with a host of comedies. He hasn’t been seen on screen since 2019, but he’ll soon appear in Adam McKay‘s star-studded climate change black comedy Don’t Look Up.
Monahan’s last credit is for both screenwriter and director on the 2015 crime thriller Mojave. He has written the script for George Clooney‘s upcoming coming-of-age drama, The Tender Bar.