Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar 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.
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.
The drug company was investigated and agreed to pay more than USD 2 billion in penalties and settlements but made a reported USD 30 billion in sales of the drug worldwide.