Tony Gilroy, writer of all four “Bourne” movies and director of the most recent one in addition to “Duplicity” and “Michael Clayton,” is venturing into television, according to Deadline. With his brother Dan Gilroy, the “State of Play” scripter has created and written “Monsieur de Paris,” a drama set in 1931 Paris and focused on France’s keeper of the guillotine, a man who comes from six generations of executioners and who balances his professional life as a government-sanctioned killer with a domestic one as a husband and family man.
“We’ve waited a long time to find the right moment, the right idea, and the right place to have a long-form adventure,” Tony Gilroy, who will also direct the project, told Deadline. “Everyone knows the most imaginative, electric storytelling is happening on the second screen these days and we’re terribly excited about being part of it.”
“Monsieur de Paris” is being produced by Gaumont International Television, and will be shopped around at MIPCOM. Gaumont’s U.S.-based TV production arm is also responsible for “Hannibal” and “Hemlock Grove.”