'Hobgoblin': Darren Aronofsky Set to Direct HBO Pilot

Darren Aronofsky
<p> <em>Black Swan</em> director Darren Aronofsky left his trademark scarf at home, instead showing up to the red carpet in a double-breasted tuxedo.</p>   |   John Shearer/Getty Images
The "Black Swan" helmer will team with Michael Chabon for the drama project.

Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky is making his first foray into television, boarding HBO’s high-profile Hobgoblin, a period drama written by Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) and his wife, Ayelet Waldman.

The project, which is in development, revolves around a group of con men and magicians who, using their deception skills, help defeat Hitler and the Germans during World War II.

Le Grisbi Productions’ John Lesher and Adam Kassan will serve as executive producers, with authors Chabon (Wonder Boys, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union) and Waldman (Bad Mother, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits) set to co-write and executive produce.

Hobgoblin will be Aronofsky’s first filmed project since he left Fox’s Wolverine sequel. That project was to be his follow-up to Black Swan, which grossed $332 million worldwide, but he abruptly exited Wolverine in March.

Aronofsky is repped by CAA.

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