September 24, 2012 3:47pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Baz Luhrmann Inks Two-Year Development Pact With Sony Pictures Television
Baz Luhrmann is heading to television.
The feature writer, director and producer has inked a two-year overall development deal with Sony Pictures Television, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Under the pact, the scribe behind Moulin Rouge, 1996's Romeo + Juliet and the upcoming The Great Gatsby will develop broadcast and cable projects for the studio via his Bazmark Films shingle.
As part of the effort, Luhrmann will work alongside Bazmark co-founder and Catherine Martin (who served as a costume and production designer on several of the multihyphenate's features) as well as longtime producer Anton Monsted.
At the studio, Luhrmann joins fellow scribes including Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan, House's David Shore and Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore, among others.
The overall deal marks the latest move in Luhrmann's career, which started as a playwright.