De Niro Signs Tv Deal
ROBERT DE NIRO has landed the chance to develop at least one new television series after signing on to make a string of shows with a U.S. network.
De Niro and his Tribeca Productions partner Jane Rosenthal have made a deal to develop and executive produce three shows for CBS network - with a guarantee that at least one of projects will be produced as a series pilot.
The first project will mark the TV-writing debut of Oscar-winner William Monahan - who scripted Leonardo DiCaprio's latest film Body of Lies and his 2006 movie The Departed.
Rosenthal will not elaborate on the subject of the show, but tells Daily Variety of the deal: "It's right in his wheelhouse, though, and set squarely in New York. Bob (De Niro) and I are huge fans of his movies and the characters he writes.
"We wanted to stretch into television, and I worked at CBS and have a long friendship with (CBS President) Les Moonves. It felt like home."