HBO orders "The Brink," a geopolitical crisis comedy starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins
The dark comedy about a geopolitical crisis stars Robbins as the U.S. Secretary of State and Black as a lowly foreign service offirer. Jay Roach is directing and Jerry Weintraub is producing "The Brink," which also stars Aasif Mandvi, Esai Morales, Pablo Schreiber and Geoff Pierson.

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