Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle has signed on to star in the pilot for HOUSE OF LIES, a half-hour, dark comedy created and written by Matthew Carnahan (Dirt) from the hit tell-all book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn, which will go into production in February 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Jessica Borsicsky (Flash Forward) will serve as executive producer, and Emmy winner Stephen Hopkins will direct.
HOUSE OF LIES is a subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Cheadle will star as Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.
This sounds like a terrific project. But this is yet one more roadblock in the development of the Miles Davis Biopic.
Have I ever heard of multitasking? Yes, and I have every confidence Cheadle can act in this show (and other films) and still develop the biopic. I could not be happier for Cheadle, because the guy is a sensational actor, but somehow I get the feeling the Miles Davis project is slipping further down the priority list – and that’s just a personal feeling. As I like to make clear on matters about the biopic: I know nothing.
* when he’s not working on the Miles Davis Biopic