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Lena Dunham and Andy Samberg Team Up For HBO Mockumentary

The ‘Girls’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ stars will appear in an upcoming sports mockumentary.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: July 25th, 2014 in Culture » TV » News

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ star, Andy Samberg, is teaming up with some of television’s biggest stars for an upcoming mockumentary for HBO.

Samberg and ‘Girls’ writer, Murray Miller, are making ‘7 Days in Hell’ a one-off HBO Comedy Event, described by The Hollywood Reporter as a “fierce tennis rivals in an epic, seven-day match at Wimbledon. Samberg will play Aaron Williams, a superstar tennis "bad boy," while [Kit] Harington is set as Charles Lloyd Poole, an Andy Murray-type prodigy and certified truck driver who takes on Williams at Wimbledon 2004.”

The cast for ‘7 Days in Hell’ includes ‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham, ‘Portlandia’s’ Fred Armisen, ‘Last Man on Earth’s’ Will Forte, ‘Selfie’s’ Karen Gillan, ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge Howie Mandel, ‘Masters of Sex’ star Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, June Squibb and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien.

The screenplay will be written by Miller based on an original concept by him and Samberg, with ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Jake Szymanski directing.

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