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Making a Murderer creators and Clooney prep show about $2 billion fraud

Hollywood star George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures is teaming with the creators of Making a Murderer for a new scripted TV project.

tv Updated: Jun 18, 2016 11:13 IST
Making a Murderer creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will adapt the series.
Making a Murderer creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will adapt the series.

Hollywood star George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures is teaming with the creators of Making a Murderer for a new scripted TV project.

America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker, based on the series of articles by journalist Steven Brill, is the first project for Smokehouse under the company’s new first-look deal with Sonar Entertainment, said the Hollywood Reporter.

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A network is not yet attached. It’s unclear how many episodes will make up what is described as an event series.

Making a Murderer creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will adapt the series with Nicki Paluga, with the duo also set to direct.

Lawbreaker is the true story of a venerable pharmaceutical company that created a powerful drug and marketed it aggressively to children and the elderly while allegedly manipulating and hiding data about its side effects.

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The drug company was investigated and agreed to pay more than $2 billion in penalties and settlements but made a reported $30 billion in sales of the drug worldwide.

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