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'Black Swan' Helmer Darren Aronofsky to Direct HBO's Pilot 'Hobgoblin'

June 17, 2011 (8:23 am) GMT
The Oscar-nominated director is additionally set to executive produce the WWII-set project which is yet to get a greenlight.
Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky is expanding his wings to small screen. Following his acclaimed work "", the former fiance of is set to make his first foray into television with HBO's "Hobgoblin".

The 42-year-old filmmaker is set to direct the pilot, the network has confirmed. He will also serve as an executive producer for the not-yet-greenlit series along with John Lesher and Adam Kassan of Le Grisbi Productions as well as Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

"Hobgoblin" revolves around a group of con men and magicians who, using their deception skills, help defeat Hitler and the Germans during World War II. Pulitzer Prize-winner Chabon and his author wife Waldman are tapped to write the pilot.

Darren Aronofsky recently dropped out of "", which will serve as a sequel to "". "" helmer at that time explained he decided not to take the project because the production would keep him away from his family for a long time.

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