David Mamet Creating SEVEN DEADLY SINS Mini-Series for FOX

David Mamet. Photo by Walter McBride.

According to Variety, playwright David Mamet is finalizing a deal with Fox, Lionsgate TV and 20th Century Fox TV to create a seven-part mini-series based on the "seven deadly sins".

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Mamet will write and direct the first episode and has plans to write at least two more portions of the limited series. Mamet will executive produce with Stephen McPherson.

The seven deadly sins - wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony - will link together seven different stories that "reflect on the human condition."

Mamet has directed Broadway's The Anarchist (2012) and Race, as well as off-Broadway's Ricky Jay: On the Stem, Dangerous Corner, The Cryptogram, Ricky Jay & HIs 52 Assistants, Oleanna, Three Sisters and Reunion.

A prolific playwright, Mamet has penned Sexual Perversity in Chicago/The Duck Variations, Edmond, The Woods, Boston Marriage, The Old Neighborhood, Urban Blight, Oleanna, Reunion, The Water Engine/Mr. Happiness, Death Defying Acts, Bobby Gould in Hell, Prairie du Chien and The Shawl, Romance, American Buffalo, November, Speed-The-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross, Race, A Life in the Theatre and more.

As a screenwriter, Mamet's About Last Night is set for release in 2014, with Blackbird aiming for 2015. His recent writing projects include the TV movie Phil Spector and the TV series The Unit. He also wrote scripts for the films Redbelt, Spartan, Heist, Hannibal, The Winslow Boy, Wag the Dog, American Buffalo, Oleanna, Vanya on 42nd Street, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Untouchables, and has adapted many of his other works for the screen.

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