Chris O’Dowd is fast becoming one of the “BIG MEN” in Hollywood

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Ever since his stand out performance, in Bridesmaids, Chris O’Dowd has been in demand. In 2012, he will have 4 films released, including Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up spin off, This is Forty. Now that he has conquered the film world, he is trying his hand at American television.

His new sitcom, Big Men, has just received a script commitment from NBC. This means that they will pay for the project, even if it never gets made (although we’re all hoping it does get a pilot and then a subsequent series or more)!

There was fierce interest in this sitcom, with NBC involved in a bidding war with ABC, CBS, and Fox, before signing Chris and, his co-writers/co-producers, Joe Port and Joe Wiseman’s comedy Big Men.

According to Big Men “revolves around a group of men who meet at a weight loss clinic. O’Dowd will write the script based on his idea, with Port and Wiseman on board as showrunners. The three will executive produce with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Nick Frenkel for 20th Century Fox TV.”

While this is O’Dowd’s first venture into American TV, this isn’t his first attempt at writing. He recently created and co-wrote Moone Boy, a 6 part comedy series for Sky TV, inspired by his childhood in Boyle, .

O’Dowd is also writing a feature film with his brother John entitled The Adventures of Super Frank.

It’s great to see a talented and genuine nice guy doing so well!

Check out O’Dowd in a clip from Bridesmaids:

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Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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