Tim Robbins to Direct City of Lies


Tim Robbins is set to make a return to big screen directing with a feature adaptation of Arthur Phillips’ short story “Wenceslas Square.” The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the production will move forward under the title City of Lies.

Published in 2003 in the anthology “Wild East: Stories from the Last Frontier,” Phillips’ tale is set in Czechoslovakia at the end of the Cold War and involves a love story between two spies. It was featured in a 2007 episode of “This American Life,” which you can listen to in its entirety by clicking here.

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will provide the screenplay with James D. Stern, Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp producing and Douglas E. Hansen executive producing.

Robbins previously directed the feature films Cradle Will Rock, Dead Man Walking and Bob Roberts.

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