Ben Stiller and his production company Red Hour are signing with UTA in all areas, the agency announced Monday.
Stiller was previously represented by WME. The signing is a reunion for UTA and Stiller after he was previously repped by the agency earlier in his career.
Stiller is currently in post-production on “Severance,” a workplace thriller series for Apple TV+ that he’s directing and executive producing. It stars Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, Britt Lower, John Turturro, Christopher Walken, Tramell Tillman, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman and Michael Chernus. The series is created by Dan Erickson and takes place at Lumen Industries, a company that’s looking to take work-life balance to a new level with a “severance procedure,” which separates work and out-of-work memories.
Ben Stiller’s movies, both as an actor and filmmaker, have grossed nearly $3 billion at the global box office. As a director, he’s been behind films such as “Zoolander,” “The Cable Guy” and “Tropic Thunder,” and he won a DGA Award for his work on the Showtime series “Escape at Dannemora” with Benicio del Toro, Paul Dano and Arquette. The series also earned 12 Emmy nominations.
Stiller and Red Hour are currently in development on “Bag Man,” based on Rachel Maddow’s Peabody-winnning podcast, which Stiller is directing and producing at Focus Features. He’s also attached to “London” with Oscar Isaac, which is also in development with screenwriter Eric Roth based on a Jo Nesbo short story.
Red Hour launched in 1998 and has been behind the Netflix coming-of-age comedy “Alex Strangelove,” the digital series “Burning Love” and films such as “The Polka King,” “Why Him?” and “The Package.” Additional TV projects include “Home” for NBC, which Stiller will direct and executive produce; “The Sidelines,” a single-cam, half-hour comedy; and “High Desert” for Apple TV+, starring Arquette.
Stiller will continue to be represented by ID-PR and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.