D'Works lays down the law for Williams

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Stand-up comedian Katt Williams will write and star in DreamWorks Pictures' comedy "Marshals." Eddie Murphy will produce and is set to co-star.

The story revolves around the first black marshals of the Old West.

Murphy and Williams recently teamed on DreamWorks' boxoffice hit "Norbit," in which Williams played Lord Have Mercy.

DreamWorks' John Fox will shepherd the project for the studio.

Williams embarked on a U.S. stand-up tour during the weekend that kicked off with two sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall. His credits include the DVD "The Pimp Chronicles Part 1," which aired in September on HBO. He recently shot his follow-up "The Pimp Chronicles Part 2" in Chicago.

He is repped by ICM and the Collective.
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