HitFix.com is reporting that Diane Keaton has been cast in the titular role in Tilda, an HBO comedy pilot reportedly based on much-feared Deadline Hollywood columnist-turned-blogger/ Nikki Finke. Very few details about the show are currently available--HBO hasn't even formally announced the project--but we know Cynthia Mort (The Brave One) scripted the pilot, and Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) will produce.
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It's definitely an intriguing casting move. Diane Keaton, even at her most painfully neurotic, has never *not* been adorably ingratiating--the opposite of the kinds of adjectives often used to describe Finke--so we can presume that Tilda will either represent a major stretch for the 64-year-old actress, or else the character's not actually that closely based on Nikki Finke after all.