Created and written by Matthew Carnahan (Dirt) comes dark comedy House of Lies starring Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2). The half-hour show is based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn.

Cheadle will portray management consultant Marty, whose self-loathe doesn’t stop him from acquiring information for his clients by any means necessary.

“Don Cheadle is one of the great dramatic actors of our generation. He also happens to be an extremely funny man. House of Lies is the perfect show to take advantage of both sides of him. […]”

-David Nevins, Showtime President of Entertainment

Stephen Hopkins will direct Showtime series House of Lies with Jessica Borsicsky as executive producer. Production begins February 2011.

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