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HBO 'Show Me A Hero' Miniseries Release Date Revealed! Oscar Isaac, Natalie Paul & More Cast Members Here

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More details surfaced about the upcoming HBO miniseries "Show Me A Hero" helmed by "The Wire" creator "David Simons."

The project, which stars Oscar Isaac, is based on the book written by Lisa Belkin bearing the same name, Latin Times wrote. Aside from Simons, the six-hour miniseries was also penned by William F. Zorzi, with Paul Haggis of "Crash" in the director's chair. Simons, Zorzi, and Haggis will executive produce alongside Gail Mutrux and Nina K. Noble.

Isaac previously starred in this year's "Ex Machina" and is also involved in the upcoming film installments "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "X-Men: Apocalypse," SlashFilm wrote.

"Show Me A Hero" is set to premiere in HBO on August 16 at 9 PM, with its succeeding episodes airing on August 23, August 30, September 13, September 20, and September 27, Latin Times listed.

According to a report from Variety, the miniseries will "explore the concepts of home, race and community while following the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats and citizens" and is set in the 1960s in Yonkers, New York. Aside from Isaac, the upcoming project will also star Winona Ryder, Jim Belushi, Natalie Paul, Clarke Peters, Daniel Stern, Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, and Bob Balaban, Latin Times listed.

Variety's synopsis for the series reads: "A young mayor (Isaac) is met with a federal court order forcing him to build low-income housing units in white neighborhoods. He grapples with this decision that can potentially tear his entire city apart and inadvertently end his political career."

Oscar Isaac Talks 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Villain Role

Isaac, 35, will star in "X-Men: Apocalypse" as the title villain. Discussing his character recently in the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast, the Guatemalan actor said that Apocalypse's motivation in his ways has biblical proportions.

"I've been reading the script a lot and trying to come at-for me-a interesting angle, definitely focusing on the fact [that his character] is the embodiment of the second coming of the judgments of God and that energy going in," Isaac said, as quoted by ScreenCrush.

Isaac added that he's "come up with something very cool" in portraying Apocalypse with the help of director Bryan Singer and writer/producer Simon Kinberg, ScreenCrush reported. According to the actor, their main goal is to make the audience understand Apocalypse's actions even though it's downright evil. Basically, the villain's version in the upcoming flick will be a humanized one.

"X-Men: Apocalypse" is slated for release in theaters on May 27, 2016.

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