Get back to work! Three-time Tony nominee Alfred Molina is in talks to star as a domineering boss in the new comedy pilot Assistance, based on Leslye Headland’s off-Broadway play of the same name, according to Deadline.com. Written by Headland, the pilot by Universal TV also stars Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23), Zach Cregger (Miss March) and Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles). No filming dates have been announced.
Assistance centers around Nora (Ritter), an assistant who is caught between her co-worker Seth (Cregger) and her fiance (Cambor) while struggling to keep her demanding boss Daniel (Molina) happy. Daniel is a tyrannical film producer known for his intense presence. Assistance played at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons from February 28, 2012 to March 11, starring Virginia Kull, Michael Esper and Bobby Steggert.
Molina has appeared on Broadway in Red, Fiddler on the Roof and Art, earning Tony nominations for all three roles. His many film and TV credits include Chocolat, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spider-Man 2, An Education, Monday Mornings, The Da Vinci Code, Coffee and Cigarettes, Bram and Alice, Ladies Man, Magnolia, The Man Who Knew Too Little and Enchanted April.