EXCLUSIVE: The film Arlington Road is hoping for a return as a television series inspired by the 1999 neo-noir thriller. Paramount + is in the early stages of project development, from filmmaker Mark Pellington.
The alienist Co-executive producer Seth Fisher is writing the adaptation of the television series. CBS Studios and Village Roadshow Television are co-producing.
Pellington, who is set to lead the potential series, produced with Fisher.
The 1999 paranoid thriller film stars Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, and Hope Davis. Ehren Kruger wrote the screenplay, which won the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in 1996. The film tells the story of a widowed George Washington University professor who suspects his new neighbors of ‘get involved in terrorism and become obsessed with foiling their plot. Watch a trailer below.
In addition to Arlington Road, Fisher has a high-profile series in the works at UCP: Fisher and Seth MacFarlane write and produce The winds of war (working title), a limited series based on Herman Wouk’s The winds of war and War and remembrance. It is replaced by CAA, Aperture Entertainment and Gang Tire Ramer.
Pellington, whose television achievement credits include directing and executive production on NBC Blind spot, including the pilot, is replaced by UTA, 3 Arts and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.