Late last year, during his battle with the MPAA, Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance said that he is developing an HBO series that would hopefully “give new meaning to the word ‘character development’.” Given the intensely emotional angle of Blue Valentine, that cryptic statement was taken in exactly the misdirecting manner I suspect the director intended.

Now we know a little more. His HBO series is based upon the Sam Fussell memoir Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder, and will be a single-camera comedy. Read More »