Mi­dler fronting pan­demic com­edy

Calgary Herald - - MOVIES -

Bette Mi­dler and Issa Rae will star in a new vir­tual com­edy spe­cial. The cast, in­clud­ing Dan Levy and Sarah Paulson, will team with di­rec­tor Jay Roach and writer Paul Rud­nick for the HBO ven­ture, ti­tled Coastal Elites. It will cen­tre on char­ac­ters from New York and Los Angeles and fo­cus on how their lives have been al­tered by the pan­demic. The ven­ture, which will pre­mière in Septem­ber, joins other coro­n­avirus-themed scripted shows that are be­ing de­vel­oped dur­ing the lock­down, in­clud­ing the filmed-from-home mys­tery The Ago­ra­pho­bics De­tec­tive So­ci­ety, star­ring Brian Cox.

Bette Mi­dler

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