'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington, Andy Samberg take on Wimbledon for HBO mockumentaryAdd to Favorites | Game of Thrones
The movie, "7 Days in Hell," wil chronicle the two rivals' week-long match at the hallowed tournament, which while ridiculous is not completely outside reality. The longest match in Wimbledon history took lasted 11-plus hours over parts of three days in 2010, with American John Isner beating France's Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth set (Wimbledon doesn't allow tiebreakers in a final set).
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Samberg will play an American tennis star and "bad boy" in the movie, while Harington will play an up-and-coming English player and certified truck driver. In addition to Dunham, the cast also includes Fred Armisen, "Girls" creator/star Lena Dunham, Will Forte, Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, Howie Mandel and June Squibb. Journalist and "Real Sports" contributor Soledad O'Brien will play herself.
"Girls" writer-producer Murray Miller and Samberg hatched the idea together, and Miller is writing the script. Jake Szymanski will direct. There's no word yet on an airdate.