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In Five: Philip Seymour Hoffman Heads to Television, Lance Armstrong Film in the Works, and More Culture News

1. Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has basically been great in everything he has ever acted in, is set to star in “Trending Down,” a comedy pilot for Showtime. That’s enough to make us interested. In the series, which Hoffman is also executive producing, he’ll play “Thom Payne, a man facing his own obsolescence after his advertising agency is taken over.” The pilot has been described as “a blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture, and a darkly comic examination of what it means to matter. Or matter not.” This will be Hoffman’s first regular series gig, and we don’t see any reason why this shouldn’t get the greenlight. [EW] (more…)