Chateau Marmont Miniseries Highlights Historic Hollywood Hotel
The 80-year old hotel, owned by hot hotelier Andre Balasz, sits perched in the Hollywood Hills off Sunset Boulevard overlooking its domain.
Its guest list includes a who's-who of Hollywood, and has put up everyone from Vivien Leigh, Barbra Streisand and John Wayne to the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus. Led Zeppelin rode motorcycles through the hallway, Howard Hughes moved into the attic and, perhaps most famously, John Belushi died of a drug overdose there.
The Bar Marmont is famous hangout for celebrities and industry heavyweights alike--visiting the back garden is like entering a Hollywood agency (they offer some pretty stiff drinks, FYI).
"I almost feel it's my extended living room," Krasinski told Deadline. After a meeting at the hotel last fall, Krasinski was waiting at the valet, looked up at the hotel wondering if there had been a project focusing on the property. When he learned there hadn't been, he set out to do a "history of the Chateau Marmont," which soon morphed into a "definitive history of Hollywood using the Chateau Marmont as its epicenter." As such, the miniseries will probably be around eight hours.
The Chateau had its moment in the spotlight already when Sophia Coppola's "Somewhere" was filmed there. But this miniseries will delve deep into the history of Hollywood through the eyes of perhaps its most famous hotel.