Ellen Page joins Diane Keaton on the small screen

Ellen Page is coming to TV. With Diane Keaton. On HBO. Who is frantically dialing their cable company to sign up for HBO with me right now? The 23-year-old actress has joined the cast of the pilot for the new half-hour comedy Tilda.

The series follows powerful and feared Hollywood blogger who is not based on (but sure sounds like) powerful and feared Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke. Diane has already signed on as the Tilda and, according to Entertainment Weekly, Ellen will play Caroyln, her “morally conflicted creative assistant caught between following the corporate culture of the studio she works for and following Tilda, who has taken a keen interest in her.”

Taken a keen interest in her? How keen? Given the 41-year-age difference, I don’t think they’re going in that direction. But Ellen and Diane together on screen, regardless, sounds amazing and funny and amazing some more. This role is a new direction for Ellen, who has previously made her name on the big screen.

Filming starts next month in New York. So what do you think? Is this dynamic duo must-see TV?

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