Endgame Entertainment has announced that actor Tim Robbins has a signed a deal to direct the adaptation of Arthur Phllips’ short story, “Wenceslas Square.” Robbins is best known for his work as an actors but he had previously helmed three films in the 1990’s including the critically acclaimed Dead Man Walking in 1995. Robbins also directed a few episodes of HBO’s drama series, “Treme.”
City of Lies follows two spies who unsuprisingly fall in love while on separate missions in Prague. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, whose credits range from The Life and Death of Peter Sellers to Captain America to Michael Bay’s upcoming action movie Pain & Gain, are adapting Phillips’ story, which aired on radio’s This American Life last summer.
Phillip Noyce previously was attached to direct before dropping from the project. Endgame’s James D. Stern is producing along with Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp of This American Life. Endgame will finance the movie, with its Julie Goldstein overseeing production and Douglas E. Hansen exec producing.
Robbins is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment. Markus and McFeely are repped by UTA and attorney David Colden.
There is now word on when the project is expected to begin or a projected release date.