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Philip Seymour Hoffman is developing a drama series for HBO.Upstate, from Hoffman's Cooper's Town Productions and Entertainment One, focuses on the laid-off Roy Perkins, who relocates his family to rural America ...
Ed Harris doesn't like the M-word. "Someone called it a miniseries, and I wanted to throw up," says the star of HBO's Empire Falls. "It's not a miniseries — it's a damn movie!" If so, we hope Harris doesn't see the cable network's promos, which bill the star-jammed adaptation of Richard Russo's Pulitzer-winning novel as a "miniseries event." In any event, HBO will split the three-hour-plus small-town drama over the evenings of May 28 and 29 — all the better to qualify for a best miniseries Emmy. You can't blame Harris for his unfamiliarity with TV terminology: He hasn't appeared on the small screen in nearly 10 years, since his 1996 TNT Western Riders of the Purple Sage. "I've been asked to do a bunch of TV stuff, and I came close a couple times," Harris explains. "But nothing quite grabbed me as much as I needed to be grabbed." Then came Empire Falls' Miles Roby. When Harris first read the novel, he