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Jude Law to star in Taika Waititi's Showtime horror-comedy

Jude Law is set to star in The Auteur, a new horror-comedy series on Showtime. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Jude Law is set to star in "The Auteur," a new horror-comedy series on Showtime. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning Jojo Rabbit writer Taika Waititi is collaborating with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star Jude Law on a half-hour series for Showtime called The Auteur.

Waititi will direct the episodes he writes and executive produces with Peter Warren.

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Based on the graphic novel by Rick Spears, James Callahan and Luigi Anderson, the horror-comedy is about a desperate-for-a-hit film producer who accidentally traps his cast and crew on a back lot with a serial killer, a synopsis from the cable network said.

"The Auteur unites the wildly imaginative filmmaker Taika Waititi and the barbed wit of Peter Warren with the undeniable Jude Law in a bloody love letter to the movies that will make you simultaneously die laughing and want to run for your life," Showtime's Amy Israel said in a statement.

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