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The CW, 'Easy A' Scribe to Play Truth or Dare

The young-skewing network has picked up thriller revolving around five friends who are forced to play the deadly game while trying to discover who is behind it and how to stop it.

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Bert V. Royal

The CW is getting ready to play Truth or Dare.

The young-skewing network has picked up Dare, a script from Sherlock Holmes producer Dan Lin and Veronica Mars EP Jennifer Gwartz revolving around a group of five twentysomethings who are forced to play a deadly game of Truth or Dare while trying to discover who is behind the game and how to stop it.

Easy Awriter Bert V. Royal is attached to pen the hourlong action-thriller from Lin Pictures and Warner Bros. Television.

The deal continues Lin's relationship with Warner Bros. Television, where he has an overall deal. Last year, Lin developed Poe, a supernatural period crime procedural exploring how Edgar Allen Poe's most famous stories came to be. ABC produced the pilot but ultimately passed on the drama in May.

Lin has a string of big-screen features in development, including The Bodyguard remake. The Sherlock Holmes sequel is set for a Christmas release.

Gwartz's credits lend themselves well to the action-drama: she cut her teeth on the Tales From the Crypt 1990s TV series and was an executive producer on Cupid as well as a co-EP on Starz's Party Down.  

Royal, meanwhile, penned the Emma Stone starrer Easy A and is in development on the feature A Thousand Words or Less

Lin is repped by WME; Royal is repped by Paradigm, R.E.D and Hansen Jacobson.

Dare marks the latest in a string of thrillers in the development pipeline. Fox developing a half-hour project based on the Zombieland feature; the CW also is in development on the supernatural thriller based on DC Comics' Deadman with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke attached.

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