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Cast Revealed For Steven Soderbergh's Amazon Pilot Red Oaks
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.07.2014



Coming Soon reports that Amazon has announced the cast for Steven Soderbergh's comedy pilot Red Oaks, which will be directed by David Gordon Green. The pilot has been added to Amazon's third pilot season and will debut later this year on Amazon Instant Video. Customers can watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to become full shows.

It will be written by Gregory Jacobs (The Knick) and Joe Gangemi (Eliza Graves). It stars Craig Roberts (Submarine) as David, an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in 1985 suburban New Jersey. It also stars Paul Reiser (Mad About You), Richard Kind (Luck) as Sam Myers, Jennifer Grey (It's Like, You Know) as Judy Myers, Oliver Cooper (Californication) as Steve, Gage Golightly as Karen and Ennis Esmer as Nash. Guest stars include Josh Meyers and Freddie Roman. Soderbergh, Green, Jacobs, and Gangemi are Executive Producers.

Here's a synopsis: "Red Oaks" is set in 1985, and features college student David Myers who is both reeling from his father's heart attack and conflicted about what major to declare in the fall. Myers gets a summer job as an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey and while there, he meets a colorful cast of misfit co-workers and wealthy club members including an alluring art student named "Skye" (played by guest star Alexandra Socha) and her corporate raider father "Getty" (played by Reiser). A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" 80s that is equal parts hijinks and heartfelt, Red Oaks is about enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end—and the future begins.

Amazon Studios director Roy Price said: "To be able to collaborate with Steven, David and Greg, three of the most highly-regarded creators in Hollywood, is an absolute pleasure. 'Red Oaks' brings together not only top-notch talent, but also a hilarious and wonderfully written script that we think our customers will enjoy seeing come to life later this year."

Soderbergh added: "Greg Jacobs told me this idea on the set of 'Behind the Candelabra' and I told him it was great and that he should start working on it immediately. Then, while we were on the set of 'The Knick' he gave me the script he wrote with Joe Gangemi and I said, ‘This is ready to go, let's find a director.' We very quickly agreed to approach David because the humor was sharp without being mean, and we felt he would understand and appreciate that."





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