De Niro gets Private

Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal have been tapped to executive produce a new drama based on James Patterson’s novel Private.

The 13×60′ series is being produced by Sonar Entertainment and James Patterson Entertainment, with Brad Furman also signed on to direct.

De Niro and Rosenthal, of Tribeca Productions, will executive produce alongside Patterson and Leopoldo Gout, with Berry Welsh co-executive producing.

Private tells the story of a former CIA agent who runs an elite investigation firm.

John McLaughlin has written the initial two-episode pilot and will write future episodes as well.

No broadcaster has yet picked up the series.

Source: Sonar Entertainment / Futon Critic