Zoe Kazan Replacing Lisa Joyce In Lena Dunham’s HBO Pilot “Max”


Actress Zoe Kazan attends a screening of "Boyhood" on Monday, July 7, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Girls creator ’s upcoming HBO pilot MAX has recast its lead. Ruby Sparks writer and producer will replace , whose commitment to Issa Rae’s Insecure–which has been picked up to series at –will force her off of Dunham’s project. 

Kazan, who was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the award-winning miniseries Olive Kitteridge, can currently be seen in the Sandra Bullock-led political drama Our Brand Is Crisis. She will also be co-starring in another series, David Simon’s The Deuce.

Dunham’s show is set amid the second-wave feminism movement of the early 1960s, centering on an ambitious magazine writer (Kazan) who stumbles into the forefront of a civil rights movement both she and the world may not be ready for. Dunham is producing Max with writer , and fellow Girls and .

In addition to Kazan, other recent casting updates include Rebecca Drysdale and Edgar Blackmon set as series regulars, with Peter Fonda set for a recurring role.

Kazan is repped by .


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