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Possible Side Effects for Josh Lucas

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jul 30th 2008 12:05PM
Josh Lucas Tapped for Possible Side EffectsJosh Lucas has been working in the film and TV industry since 1990, but he first came into my line of vision with 2002's Sweet Home Alabama, where he traded barbs with Reese Witherspoon. He shot to the top of my list with 2006's Glory Road, a great film in which he played Don Haskins, the Texas coach who shepherded an all-black team to the NCAA championship.

Now I'll get to see more of Lucas, because he's been tapped to star in Possible Side Effects, a Showtime drama pilot written and directed by Tim Robbins.

The show centers on the Hunts, a dysfunctional family running a pharmaceutical company enmeshed in controversy. Lucas will play Max Hunt, who tries to keep the family and business together as the drug industry falls under more and more scrutiny.

I can't help but hark back to one of my favorite shows, Six Feet Under, with Peter Krause as the prodigal son who tries to keep the family's funeral business together. But Showtime is so good about original programming, I'm sure once I start watching Possible Side Effects, I'll be hooked, especially with Robbins helming it.

I also think it's interesting that actors regularly cross over between film and television these days. Remember the old days when they did one or the other, and it was a Really Big Deal if a film star showed up on a TV series?

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James Jonas

"Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. It's Arrested... umm Possible Side effects."

I kid. I'll definitely give it a shot when it airs, but reading the description reminded me of Arrested Development. I'm sure a ton of shows use this same basic premise as a jumping off point.

July 30 2008 at 2:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

One of my three favorite tasty treats, this man. Yay!

I am so damned happy I have Showtime. It used to be that I would not live without HBO, but Showtime has really pulled into the lead with original programming. This and Studio 54 are both something to look forward to.

I cannot wait to watch!

July 30 2008 at 1:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Mmmmm, Josh Lucas! With this being on Showtime, I hope we get to see a lot more of him!

July 30 2008 at 12:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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