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New Miniseries Will Explore Chateau Marmont's Celeb-Filled Past

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June 27, 2011 at 10:19 AM | by | Comment (1)

The Chateau Marmont has had its share in the spotlight, most recently in the Sofia Coppola-helmed flick Somewhere. But now the West Hollywood hotel will have its own starring role in a new miniseries from Office star John Krasinski and Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin, Deadline Hollywood reported.

The duo will executive produce the hotel-set HBO show with hotelier Andre Balazs and his daughter Alessandra. (Aha! So this is that TV show Andre was working on.) It will be based off the book Life at the Marmont by former hotel co-owner Raymond R. Sarlot and Fred Basten.

The untitled miniseries will look at the high-profile celebrities who shacked up at the hotel since the 1920s. There's certainly enough material for a miniseries, since guests have included Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, John Wayne, Howard Hughes, Heath Ledger and Lindsay Lohan. It may be most well-known celeb-wise as the place where John Belushi died of a drug overdose in a garden bungalow.

While Krasinski will take a backseat role in the show, he likely will also play a role in front of the camera, too. He told Deadline that he's hoping for an all-star Hollywood cast. Needless to say, we'll be following this closely and have our DVR set when it starts.

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Jim Belushi isn't DEAD!

Folks... you mean John Belushi died @ the Chateau Marmot, NOT Jim.  

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