Rob Corddry and Dwayne Johnson are set to become HBO “Ballers”
Peter Berg will direct the half-hour dramedy pilot about a group of current and former athletes in Miami. Johnson will play a former running back and Corddry — who isn’t leaving “Children’s Hospital” — will play his boss.
Baz Luhrman & Shawn Ryan are shopping a show about the dawn of the hip-hop era
The potential series — which is being pitched to Netflix, Amazon, FX, Showtime and other cable networks — would explore the birth of hip-hop from the perspective of two young New Yorkers.