Brett Ratner's "Rock in a Hard Place," about an aging Jewish punk rocker who lives with his mother, will star Steven Weber and Rosanna Arquette
Brett Ratner is preparing to dip his toe into the cable waters.
The "X3: The Last Stand" and "Tower Heist" director is negotiating to executive-produce the dramedy "Rock in a Hard Place," which would mark his first series for cable.
The series, created by Huffington Post contributor David Fagin, centers on aging Jewish punk legend Lance "Lint" Jones, a former frontman for a band called The Prix who moves in with his mother after a stint in rehab.
"Wings" alum Steven Weber is attached to play Jones, with Rosanna Arquette, who will also co-executive produce, on board to play his ill-tempered ex, Janice, a former soft-core porn actress.
The cast will also include Lesley Ann Warren as Dr. Debbie, a former groupie who finds a second life as a sort of female Dr. Phil.
Griffin Dunne, who co-starred with Arquette in the 1985 comedy "After Hours," will direct the pilot.
In addition to creating the series, Fagin — who caught Ratner and Arquette's attention by emailing them a home-made sizzle reel — will collaborate on creating the Prix's catalog with '80s hitmaker Richard Marx.
The project, which could be heading to Showtime, will be produced by Ratner's Rat TV.
Watch a trailer for "Rock in a Hard Place" in the video.