Armisen to direct live stream of Kings of Leon
NEW YORK — Fred Armisen will direct a live stream of an upcoming Kings of Leon concert for the digital series “American Express Unstaged.”
The Nashville, Tenn., band’s Aug. 9 concert at London’s Shepherd’s Bush will be webcast globally on Vevo and YouTube, a spokesman for American Express told The Associated Press.
Armisen, who left “Saturday Night Live” earlier this year, is also a drummer and has previously directed music videos.
It’s the 13th streamed concert for “Unstaged,” which pairs top music acts with notable directors. The last installment was a stream for Vampire Weekend directed by Steve Buscemi.
Kings of Leon will release its sixth album, “Mechanical Bull,” on Sept. 24.
Rupert Grint to make stage debut in London
LONDON — Rupert Grint is following his “Harry Potter” co-star Daniel Radcliffe onto the stage.
Producers announced last week that Grint, who was ginger-haired wizard Ron Weasley in the Potter films, will play a pill-popping gangster in a West End revival of Jez Butterworth’s “Mojo” later this year.
Ben Whishaw, Daniel Mays and “Downton Abbey” star Brendan Coyle are also in the cast of Butterworth’s savagely funny drama about London’s 1950s’ underworld.
It will be directed by Ian Rickson, who also led the play’s original 1995 production at the Royal Court Theatre. Butterworth went on to write Tony-winner “Jerusalem.”
“Mojo” begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London in October.
David dithering on new season of ‘Curb’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Larry David refuses to be pinned down on the possibility of a new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Mostly because the guy who plays himself on the HBO comedy says he’s lazy.
David told the Television Critics Association last week that he’s “just an indecisive fellow” and that it’s a big decision to commit to a ninth season of “Curb.” New episodes last aired in 2011.
David will be back on HBO next month as the star and writer of “Clear History,” a comedy in which he plays a marketing executive at a startup electric car company who quits his job before the business goes on to makes millions.
The star-studded cast includes Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Eva Mendes, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Michael Keaton and J.B. Smoove, who appeared in “Curb.”