Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle has signed up to executive produce and star in the pilot for Showtime’s “House of Lies,” a new half-hour dark comedy.
“Lies” is based on the hit tell-all book “House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time” by Martin Kihn.
Showtime describes the series as “a subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm,” and Cheadle’s character Marty as “a highly successful, cutthroat consultant who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.”
In a statement via press release, Showtime’s President of Entertainment, David Nevins, wrote: “Don Cheadle is one of the great dramatic actors of our generation. He also happens to be an extremely funny man. ‘House of Lies’ is the perfect show to take advantage of both sides of him. Honestly, I would have been happy just to get his autograph.”
“House of Lies” is created by Matthew Carnahan (“Dirt“) and executive produced by Jessika Borsiczky (“FlashForward“) and Stephen Hopkins (“Californication“), who will also direct. Production is scheduled for February 2011.