USA Network to Thank You for Smoking

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USA Network is developing a TV version of Thank You for Smoking, which was written/directed by Jason Reitman and starred Aaron Eckhart.

James Dodson is writing the script for the project, which Room 9 Entertainment’s David Sacks is executive producing via Universal Media Studios. Sacks produced the original feature.

The TV take — which will likely go by a different title — will pick up where the 2006 feature left off. Nick Naylor, having kicked some of his more evil lobbyist habits, will use his rhetorical skills to help people more deserving of aid.

“He’ll live somewhere between the morally ambiguous character of the movie and Robin Hood,” said USA programming chief Jeff Wachtel.