UPDATED: Central Florida has made its way into a series title, but it isn’t clear yet whether the AMC show will film here.
“On Becoming a God in Central Florida” is the project, and Kirsten Dunst (“Fargo”) may star.
AMC on Thursday described the series as in development.
Dunst would play a widowed water park worker who, short on money, plots against the pyramid scheme that fleeced her. The one-hour comedy is set in the 1990s.
In an interview with USA Today, Dunst says if final details are worked out, she would relocate to the Sunshine State for the series. (She is engaged to “Fargo” co-star Jesse Plemons, who gained fame on “Friday Night Lights.”)
She would be working with big names in the industry. The series comes from George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures. Their credits include “The Ides of March,” “August: Osage County” and the Oscar-winning “Argo.”
The listed director is Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Lobster”). The writers are Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky. Sony’s TriStar Television and AMC Studios are also behind the series.
Sheena Fowler of the Orlando Film Commission said she has talked to AMC about the series and will work to win the project for the region.
So here’s hoping Central Florida lands this “Central Florida” series.
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