Academy Award-nominated nominated actor Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2) 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 (“FlashForward”) will serve as executive producer, and Emmy winner Stephen Hopkins (“Californication,” “24”) will direct.
“Don Cheadle is one of the great dramatic actors of our generation,” said Showtime President of Entertainment David Nevins. “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 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.