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

My name's Sarina Bellissimo and I am a TV/Movie junkie. 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 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! In 2007 I started as a regular contributor to We Love Movies. This means that I get to watch movies, talk about them and even interview some of my screen idols. I’ve interviewed the likes of Robert Pattinson, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Craig, Uma Thurman, Colin Farrell, Cameron Diaz, and U2, to name but a few. One of my favourite interviews for We Love Movies was the one where I ended up sitting on Ashton Kutcher’s lap! Interviewing Sylvester Stallone would be a dream come true for me. I also appear regularly on Plan B to talk movies with Michelle Beatty as well as regularly contribute to Moncrieff’s Movies and Booze segment on Newstalk 106-108. I co-presented channel 6’s (now 3e) movie show Take Six and have appeared on Ireland AM's Movie & I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here segments. Twitter: @SBellissimo
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