Tim Robbins Returning to Directing with Endgame's 'City of Lies' (Exclusive)

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The actor helmed a trio of features in the '90s, including the acclaimed drama "Dead Man Walking."

Tim Robbins has signed a deal to return to directing with City of Lies, Endgame Entertainment’s adaptation of Arthur Phillips’ short story Wenceslas Square.

While Robbins is best known for his work in front of the cameras, he helmed a trio of features in the 1990s, including the acclaimed Dead Man Walking (1995). He most recently directed a couple of episodes of HBO’s New Orleans-set drama Treme.

Lies concerns two spies who fall in love while participating in separate missions in Prague. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, whose credits range from The Life and Death of Peter Sellers to Captain America to Michael Bay’s upcoming action movie Pain & Gain, are adapting Phillips’ story, which aired on radio's This American Life last summer. 

Phillip Noyce previously was attached to direct.

Endgame’s James D. Stern is producing along with Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp of This American Life. Endgame will finance the movie, with its Julie Goldstein overseeing production and Douglas E. Hansen exec producing.

Robbins is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Markus and McFeely are repped by UTA and attorney David Colden.