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Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin set to star in Chuck Lorre comedy for Netflix

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MICHAEL Douglas and Alan Arkin are the latest Hollywood names to be attracted to Netflix, according to early reports.

The veteran duo are in talks to star in new Chuck Lorre comedy The Kominsky Method.

Lorre is attached to pen the script, while two-time Academy Award winner Douglas is set to play Sandy Kominsky, an actor who years ago had a brief fling with success and is now a revered Hollywood acting coach.

Arkin plays his long-suffering agent and friend, Norman.

The show will be executive produced by Warner Bros. Television, where Lorre Productions remains under an overall deal. The series will comprise 10 episodes and will use a single-camera format.

Douglas also will be attached as an executive producer.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lorre – whose credits include The Big Bang Theory and Mom, said: “I wrote a script and we sent it to them and they said yes. I’m so excited to work with people that I’ve admired for 45-50 years.

Streets of San Francisco is the first time I saw Michael. Alan Arkin in The Russians are Coming, The In-Laws…. I didn’t expect them both to sign on.

“Douglas plays a guy named Sandy Kominsky who is a Hollywood acting coach with a little class in Hollywood at one of those black box classrooms and a lot of young students. He had a brief flirtation with fame a long, long time ago, but those days are gone.”

The prolific Lorre also has Big Bang Theory prequel Young Sheldon on the way at CBS.