del Toro, Arquette, Stiller Join Showtime Series

Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette are in negotiations to star while Ben Stiller will direct and executive produce the Showtime limited series “Escape at Clinton Correctional”.

The story is based on the prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers, Richard Matt (Del Toro) and David Sweat, who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee, Tilly Mitchell (Arquette)) with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Casting for the character of Sweat is underway. Stiller will helm all eight episodes in the project which Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin are penning.

Source: Variety