'Read My Lips' Series in Works under David Manson Paramount Deal

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'Read My Lips' Series in Works under David Manson Paramount Deal


Hazelton, John, Screen International


The adaptation is about an ex-convict and a deaf secretary navigating the worlds of blue- and white-collar crime.

Read My Lips

Paramount Television has signed David Manson to an exclusive two-year overall deal, with the first project for the House Of Cards writer and executive producer being a series adaptation of Jacques Audiard’s 2001 French feature Read My Lips (Sur Mes Levres).

Manson will develop the adaptation - about an ex-convict and a deaf secretary navigating the worlds of blue- and white-collar crime - with Nic Sheff, a writer on Paramount’s 13 Reasons Why series and the US version of The Killing.

The overall deal calls for Manson - an Emmy nominee for House Of Cards whose other writer and executive producer credits include Ozark, Big Love and Saved, which he also created - and his Sarabande Productions to develop new projects and work on select existing Paramount TV projects. …

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