By NELLIE ANDREEVA
Jack Black and Tim Robbins are set as two of the three leads in “The Brink,” HBO‘s comedy pilot directed by Jay Roach from a script by former “Weeds” executive producer Roberto Benabib and his brother, Kim Benabib. “The Brink” is described as an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins), a man of big appetites and little patience for the war mongers in the Situation Room; Coppins (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on the ground in the middle of it all; and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Callahan. These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III. Roberto Benabib, Jerry Weintraub and Roach are executive producing, with Kim Benabib serving as a co-executive producer and Black and Robbins as producers. Black is with WME and attorney Warren Dern, Robbins is with ICM Partners and Elaine Goldsmith Thomas.