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Jeff Goldblum is probably best known for his work on the big screen, with blockbuster franchises like Jurassic Park and Independence Day under his belt. Now, he's headed to the small screen for a brand new project that will probably be pretty awesome, if only because of who he'll be sharing the spotlight with. Goldblum is teaming up with none other than Danny DeVito for a crazy new comedy.
The unlikely duo will take their talents to Amazon for a project that does not yet have a name, but already sounds fantastic. Jeff Goldblum and Danny DeVito will play two estranged members of a smash hit musical duo who are put into a situation that requires them to mend fences. Unfortunately, the fences are pretty thoroughly smashed between them, and it will take the combined efforts of their spouses, former spouses, kids, peers, and pals to keep them working together despite their reluctance to compromise.
The characters will be called Matt Downey (Jeff Goldblum) and Arlo Finkleman (Danny DeVito). All things considered, they sound like they'll be more or less caricatured versions of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, who found fabulous success together but grew unable to stand each other. We can bet that the Goldblum and DeVito characters will bring a lot more laughs with their feud than Simon and Garfunkel ever did. Episodes will run for a half hour each. It is not yet known if Goldblum and DeVito will do any singing for the project, but both do have some singing experience, and since this is a comedy, they don't necessarily need to be the most gifted songbirds ever to hit the music biz.
Tim Long of The Simpsons has created and will write for the show, should it get the series order from Amazon. The project is currently only listed as "into development," and there's a chance that it could go through Amazon's unique pilot process, but I'm guessing that it will get a full order pretty quickly with big names like Jeff Goldblum and Danny DeVito attached.
Of course, one of the two stars has had better luck than the other when it comes to TV. Danny DeVito has been bringing the laughs on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Frank Reynolds since way back in 2006, and Variety indicates that the Amazon project will not prevent his return for more Always Sunny, which has been renewed (although delayed) for more episodes. For his part, Jeff Goldblum's biggest claim to TV fame came with two seasons of NBC's Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Most of his other TV roles have been guest stints and brief runs. Who knows? Maybe the Amazon show could be huge for Goldblum.