A TV show all about the infamous relationship between actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe musician Tommy Lee, who are arguably most famous for the leak of their honeymoon sex tape in the mid-1990s, is on the way. The show, which is coming to Hulu, has already added an MCU star and one more to play Lee and Anderson, and there's a lot of absorb about the project. Prepare to see Sebastian Stan in a role that is definitely not the Winter Soldier!
Tentatively titled Pam & Tommy, Deadline reports that the Hulu show has cast Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee and Rebecca and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again star Lily James as Pamela Anderson. Director Craig Gillespie of I, Tonya is directing the series, making Pam & Tommy a reunion between Gillespie and Stan after Stan's role in the Tonya Harding biopic.
Although the marriage of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, which lasted from 1995 - 1998, was relatively short-lived, the leak of their sex tape and subsequent scandal guaranteed their legacy as a couple. They also share two sons. The Hulu TV show will reportedly include the sex tape leak as a key element of the story, but episodes will also chronicle their romance that lasted for 96 hours in 1995 before they tied the knot.
Their honeymoon sex tape was famously stolen from their home back in 1995 and then leaked to the public, marking the beginning of a legal dispute as Anderson sued the video distribution company and started a conversation about celebrity privacy in the entertainment industry. Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee are reportedly not involved in the Hulu project now starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan but knew that such a project has been developing.
Although Sebastian Stan and Lily James are seemingly the only big names currently attached to the production, Seth Rogen is expected to play the man who stole the sex tape. Rogen is already connected to the project, albeit in a production capacity. He is teaming with production partner Evan Goldberg once again for Pam & Tommy. Rob Siegel is on board to write the series.
Unsurprisingly considering the subject matter, Pam & Tommy is described as a limited series that will run for eight episodes. The show is expected to begin filming in the spring of 2021. The Hulu series marks another streaming venture for both Sebastian Stan and Lily James.
Sebastian Stan will make his highly-anticipated debut on Disney+ in 2021 with the March streaming premiere of the MCU's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and appeared in the 2020 Netflix film The Devil of All Time. Lily James, who helped generate some real-life scandal earlier this year, has starred in two movies for Netflix: Rebecca in 2020 and The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society in 2018.
With production on Pam & Tommy not slated to begin until spring of 2021, potential viewers are in for a wait before the show is ready to hit Hulu. For some viewing options in the meantime, be sure to check out our 2021 winter and spring premiere schedule.
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