Sean Penn has set an ultimatum on the set of the upcoming Starz Watergate series”Gaslit”: The entire cast and crew get vaccinated for COVID-19, or he won’t return to work. Although NBCUniversal, the studio of “Gaslit,” imposed mandatory vaccines for the “Zone A” cast and crew members (who were nearby during production) and provided a room spot vaccinations for those involved in the production, but Penn is ignoring . The actor’s representative confirmed his decision Diversity.
Penn has offered to support the mandatory immunization effort for all, free of charge, through his nonprofit, the Community Organized Relief Effort.
“Gaslit” focuses on the untold stories and forgotten characters of Watergate, from Nixon’s opportunist subordinates, to the deranged lunatics who aided and abetted their crimes, to accusers Tragedy will eventually bring down the entire business. Penn will play Attorney General John Mitchell, Nixon’s most trusted advisor and best friend at the time. Julia Roberts will portray Martha Mitchell, of the Arkansan social network, as one of the first to publicly alarm Nixon’s involvement in Watergate, despite her relationship with the president through her husband, John Mitchell.
“Gaslit” was produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, for Starz. Along with Robbie Pickering and Matt Ross, “Mr. Robot creators” Sam Esmail – through his master agreement with UCP – and Chad Hamilton are executive producers under their production banner Esmail Corp. Roberts will executive produce under her Red Om Films banner, along with co-executive producers Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill. “Gaslit” reunites Esmail and Roberts, who worked together on the first season of the Amazon series “Homecoming.”
Anonymous Content and Slate and Josh Levin’s Gabriel Roth are also executive producers of “Gaslit.” Leon Neyfakh, creator of the “Slow Burn” podcast, mentors on the project. “Slow Burn” has been adapted into archives at Epix.
“Gaslit” was written by Pickering, Amelia Grey, Alberto Roldán, Anayat Fakhraie, Uzoamaka Maduka and Sofya Levitsky-Weitz. Karen Bailey, VP of Original Programs at Starz, oversees “Gaslit” for the Lionsgate-owned network. Picking up Starz marked Second Esmail project announced by UCP last February, following the dark comedy “The Resort” by Andy Siara, who wrote Andy Samberg-Cristin Milioti’s breakout comedy “Palm Springs”.
Deadline for the first announcement.
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