Gibson, Towne Plan “Dancing Bear” Series

Mel Gibson, Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (“Chinatown”) and producer Mike Medavoy are teaming on USA Network’s “Dancing Bear” series which has Gibson aboard to direct the pilot episode.

Universal Cable Productions is producing this adaptation of James Crumley’s hardboiled crime novel which is set in Montana and centers on part-time detective Milo Dragovitch who becomes entangled with a cast of unsavory characters in a web of criminal conspiracies, blackmail, land grabs, grizzly bears, guns and drugs.

All three talents will executive produce alongside Edward McGurn, Bruce Davey, Luisa Town, Anna Waterhouse and Lauren Weissman.

Source: Deadline