*Soledad O’Brien, correspondent on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” will star as herself in the cable channel’s forthcoming sports mocumentary from “SNL” vet Andy Samberg and writer Murray Miller (“Girls”).
Titled “7 Days In Hell,” the original comedy movie stars Samberg and “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington as fierce tennis rivals in an epic, seven-day match at 2004 Wimbledon.
Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Will Forte, Karen Gillan, Howie Mandel, Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen and June Squibb are also confirmed to co-star.
According to Deadline.com, Williams is tennis’ superstar bad boy, while Harington’s Charles Poole is a tennis prodigy and certified truck driver. Adding to their rivalry is Gillan’s supermodel Lily, Charles’ childhood friend who made a sex tape with Aaron.
Steenburgen plays Charles’ psychotic and controlling mother, while Forte plays a tennis historian. Jake Szymanski (“SNL”) is directing.
The longest tennis match on record was held on Court 18 at Wimbledon during the 2010 championships when John Isner and Nicolas Mahut battled it out for 11 hours over three days, with the American ultimately clinching a victory, 70-68 in the fifth set.