EXCLUSIVE: Natalie Morales (The small things), Amy landecker (Transparent) and Alice lee (Zoey’s Extraordinary Reading List) are defined as the frontrunners of CBS comedy pilot based on the book by TikTok star Sarah Cooper How to succeed without harming men’s feelings. Morales also serves as producer on Pilot, Cooper, Cindy Chupack, Nina Tassler and Denise Di Novi.
Co-written by Cooper and Chupack and directed by Amy York Rubin, the Untitled Sarah Cooper / Cindy Chupack Project revolves around three women at different stages of their careers in a male-dominated company – played by Morales, Landecker and Lee – who help each other navigate modern gender politics in their professional and personal lives.
Morales will play Joanna, a conflict-averse mid-executive who appeals to the folks at small tech firm Lucent Muse, whose new hire, Elyse (Lee), is challenging her ‘go for it’ career philosophy. hear”. She’s been living with her boyfriend for two years, a sweet and loyal guy who might be too kind and loyal for her.
Landecker will play Dale, the only woman on Lucent Muse’s management team. She lives by the “What Would Sheryl Sandberg Do” philosophy and believes the way to get ahead in a male-dominated workplace is to work twice as hard and be one of the boys. As the primary breadwinner in her marriage, she spends much of her time, like many successful women, in couples therapy.
Lee’s Elyse is a recent recruit at Lucent Muse. She’s delighted to be there and share all of her ideas, but her inability to bite her tongue and just be an observer gets her in trouble with the boys’ club at work, run by a trio of men called The Bryans. .
Gender and city The former Chupack, who serves as showrunner, produces with Cooper, as well as Tassler, Di Novi and Boorstein via PatMa Productions.
Morales’s acting credits include The small things and Dead to me. She made her directorial debut with This Year Language course, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at SXSW. She is an EP and director on Plan B, a comedy on Hulu which will be released in the spring of 2021; and she writes and produces an untitled comedy feature film set in Universal’s Miami. She is replaced by CAA, Vincent Nastri of Bleecker Street Entertainment and attorney Mitch Smelkinson of Goodman Genow Schenkman.
Landecker is known for her portrayal of Sarah Pfefferman on Amazon Transparent. She recently appeared alongside Bryan Cranston and Michael Stuhlbarg in the Showtime limited series. Your Honor and the Netflix movie Project power with Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She was recently added to the cast of the Research after. Lee is replaced by ICM Partners, Principal Entertainment and Felker Toczek.
Lee’s credits include Zoey’s Extraordinary Reading List and Brittany is running a marathon. It is replaced by Paradigm, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.