Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

This story of a police officer living with the aftermath of a fatal car crash (originally titled "REM") aired on NBC.

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Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by Chari910 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:43 pm

Just now popping up on Google alerts!
Congrats Jason, I am so excited for you( and us) :D

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/ ... rem-159643

On another article:
EXCLUSIVE: One of the hottest actors this pilot season, Jason Isaacs, is off the market. After fielding more than half-dozen offers, Isaacs has settled on the lead role in NBC's drama pilot REM, from Lone Star creator Kyle Killen and 20th Century Fox TV. In addition to starring, Isaacs will serve as producer on the project, described as an Inception-style thriller. It centers on a cop (Isaacs) who wakes up after an accident to find he is living in two different realities. The casting of Isaacs lifts the contingency on the pilot, exec produced/run by former 24 showrunner Howard Gordon. 20th TV-based Tim Minear serves as a consulting producer.

REM brings Brit Isaacs back to 20th TV where he starred in the drama pilot for Fox Pleading Guilty last season. Additionally, he is developing and producing a drama project at 20th TV's cable division Fox 21. Safe, set up at FX, is being written by Chris Gerolmo.

Brotherhood star Isaacs had been in demand since the Showtime drama ended in 2008. He was first pursued in the 2009 pilot season but was unavailable because of commitments to the Harry Potter movies, in which he plays Lucius Malfoy. Last pilot season, he received eight offers and went with Pleading Guilty. Isaacs, repped by Gersh, the Collective, U.K.'s Independent Talent and attorney Karl Austen, will next be seen in the final Harry Potter movie and the Taylor Lautner starrer Abduction.

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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by kjshd05 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:21 pm

fabulous news thanx Char :hug

Congrats Mr Jason :woot

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:33 pm

:woot

I hope both parties are deeply satisfied by this arrangement, and I look forward to seeing Jason Isaacs on a regular basis again!
Thanks Char!!!

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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by wolfsaver » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:54 pm

Let's hope this pilot is picked up! :woot

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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by thunder » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:54 am

Thanks, Char. This is good news. :woot

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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by Tavington » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:38 am

I saw this on IMDB this morning on facebook... definitely woke me up! :) Hope it goes well for him! :D

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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by Angel Tavington » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:50 am

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is GREAT!!! :woot :woot
Thanks Char, I'm crossing my fingers. Let's hope they pick up this pilot!



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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by RoseannaLara » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:11 am

That is fantastic news.

Good luck to him.

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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by kjshd05 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:23 am

a bit more about the plot:

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30224

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/48581

Producer, meaning he has more input into the creative process

The crickets have finally been silenced :woot

Read an article last week, the percentage of filming in LA has risen over 20%. Will be interesting to see where this will be filming :cool:

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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by Marie » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:47 am

This sound brilliant for Jason!! He needs to be involved with the creative process - he adds so muc to te characters and story lines. Very happy News!

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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by kate, again » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:58 am

Great news - and I agree with you, Marie - he really does need to be more involved in the creative process, especially when it comes to those darn scripts!

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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by inamac » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:59 am

I'm assuming that REM is short for 'Rapid Eye Movement'? It sounds more like a version of Life on Mars than Inception - but interesting nevertheless.

It's great to know that JI is in demand and working - just a pity that it's very unlikely that any of this will be available to British audiences in the foreseeable future (which I suppose means that he'll still be unrecognised on the London tube *g*

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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by Angel Tavington » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:23 am

'm assuming that REM is short for 'Rapid Eye Movement'?
Yes, it is. I studied this when I was in university.

Anyway, I'm very happy for our Jason, it's nice to know that he is developing and producing a drama project- seems like the right thing for him to do. I wish him the best of luck!!



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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by kjshd05 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:26 am

Finally, a project where he is the MAIN CHARACTER :woot

LOTSA SCREEN TIME :hit

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Re: Jason Isaacs Lands Lead Role in NBC's 'REM'

Post by RoseannaLara » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:32 am

I think he will do a good job and hopefully Mr Isaac's having a say will provide the show with the much needed chance of surviving past the pilot stage. He seems to excel in everything he does. It is nice that he is finally getting recognition for all his hard work. :woot

I wonder if this means a potential move to the States????

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