Andy Samberg and Kit Harington to Headline HBO Tennis Mockumentary

The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Game of Thrones” stars join Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham and more in a send-up of Wimbeldon

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The behind-the-scenes drama of the tennis world is about to get the mockumentary treatment, and Andy Samberg will be donning the short shorts. The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor will team up with Kit Harington of “Game of Thrones” in the sports mocumentary “7 Days in Hell,” an HBO movie about a seven-day-long match at Wimbledon set between bitter rivals, the network confirmed to TheWrap.

The movie is being written by Murray Miller, who is a writer and co-executive producer of “Girls,” from an original concept by Miller and Samberg. The movie will be directed by “SNL” alum Jake Szymanski.

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Samberg plays a temperamental star who takes on Harington, a British native and prodigy who hasn’t lived up to his potential.

Also confirmed to be in the movie are “Girls” star and creator Lena Dunham, “Portlandia’s” Fred Armisen, Will Forte of “Last Man on Earth”, Karen Gillan from “Selfie”, Howie Mandel,  Soledad O’Brien, Michael Sheen of “Masters of Sex”, Mary Steenburgen and June Squibb.

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Samberg and Miller will also take on executive producing duties alongside David Bernad, with Jonathan Buss slated as co-executive producer.