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Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots and Rafe Spall sign up for Cameron Crowe's new series Roadies
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Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots and Rafe Spall sign up for Cameron Crowe's new series Roadies

Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Peter Cambor have signed up to play key roles in Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe's new comedy series Roadies. 

The show, which has been commissioned by Showtime, will follow the day to day travails of the crew on a large-scale rock band's tour, focusing on life backstage, reports the Hollywood Reporter. 

Wilson will play Bill, a former alcoholic and very road-weary, sleep-deprived tour manager. Poots, meanwhile, will play Kelly Ann, a top notch electrical tech with a great heart, but questionable people skills, with Castle-Hughes as the band's outspoken and passionate sound mixer Donna Mancini.

Cambor will portray Milo, the band's offbeat American anglophile guitar tech, who's full of charm, but less good at keeping up his personal hygeine. Finally, Spall is Reg Whitehead, a successful British financial adviser sent by the band's management to oversee the crew's budget, despite having no experience with the music business.

Crowe will write and direct the pilot, and then, if the show is picked up, one-time My So-Called Life showrunner Winnie Holzman will take over. JJ Abrams is also involved as an exectuive producer. 

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