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HBO Developing Basketball Dramedy from Gavin Polone, Jeff Nathanson

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Gavin Polone & Jeff Nathanson

The duo sold a pitch for an hourlong project that features the sex, money and power that accompany the world of pro sports.

Jeff Nathanson and Gavin Polone are bringing their own brand of sports dramedy to HBO.

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The duo has sold a pitch for an untitled hourlong project that would offer viewers an unflinching behind-the-scenes look at a professional basketball team. The dramedy would feature the money, sex, power and temptation that often accompany the world of pro sports, both for its millionaire players and billionaire owners.

Nathanson, best known for penning such films as Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal and the Rush Hour series, will write, executive produce and direct the project. Polone, who counts HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Tell Me You Love Me and Cinema Verite among his many credits, will executive produce.

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Nathanson, who is prepping DreamWorks’ 39 Clues, and Polone, who is currently producing Columbia Pictures’ Premium Rush, are both repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.

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