We usually don’t dip into TV too much here at LR, but when a Hollywood legend and an Oscar nominated director sell a TV show it’s probably worth mentioning.
Deadline is reporting David O. Russell (The Fighter) will direct and Robert De Niro will produce a legal drama fro CBS written by Danny Strong (HBO’s Recount and Game Change).
The TV show will tell the fictionalized account of the real life father/daughter legal team of Murray and Stacey Richman.
In the almost 50 years of practicing law, Murray Richman, nickname “Don’t Worry Murray,” has worked for clients ranging from hip-hop stars like Jay-Z to the upper echelon of the Genovese and Lucchese crime families to former NY Governor Eliott Spitzer’s escort procurer. In addition to his cases, Murray is famous for his courtroom quips, like “I love a murder trial — one less witness to worry about” and “I’ll be brief… I’m already short.” (He is 5’6″).
Stacey Richman, a star attorney of her own, has a clientele that includes Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Ja Rule, Scout Willis, Kid Cudi and Freekey Zekey.
This will be Russell’s first venture into directing for TV.