The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: The two cool guys are putting something together, AMC gets back in the comic business, and LMFAO is trying to make it official.
Ed TV costars and all around laid-back dudes Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are teaming up once again to do a television series, all about detectives in the South. The idea is that they'll do eight episodes and solve a murder mystery at the end of them (for real this time, no Rosie Larsening around, guys) and then the next season it will be a whole new set of characters and a new mystery and everything. So American Horror Story but about two drawlin' detectives wandering around the bayou. There's no network attached to this, but they're aiming for premium cable it seems. They have Jane Eyre director Cary Fukunaga (nice choice!) attached to direct all eight episodes, two of which are already written, so they've got like a lot established already, which could be enticing to networks. Though, of course it doesn't really matter in the end how prepared they are, as despite the director and scripts and whatnot all that's gonna happen when "action" is called is that Woody and Matthew will start lazily going "Hyuuuhhhhhhhhhhh" while rolling around in hammocks, for hours. Still, we respect the effort. [Deadline]
Curiously enough the producers of Justified are looking to cast Modern Family clown (quite literally!) Eric Stonestreet as some sort of villain next season. Hm. That's interesting casting! Obviously Stonestreet can play things other than a charmingly oafish and mincing fop, but a villain? On Justified? Seems strange to us. But what do we know. If they want to do it, they should do it. In related news, Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been tapped to step into the role of Loras Tyrell on Game of Thrones. [The Wrap]