Brad Furman ("The Lincoln Lawyer") is set to direct the first episode of a drama TV series based on James Patterson's book series "Private" for Sonar Entertainment.
The story will center on a former CIA agent-turned-private eye named Jack Morgan.
John McLaughlin ("Black Swan," "Hitchcock") has penned the initial two-episode pilot and will pen future episodes for the project which is being pitched as a straight-to-series commitment.
Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro are set to serve as executive producers.
Patterson's best known for his Alex Cross books. A sequel to last year's film "Alex Cross", to be based on the novel "Double Cross", is in the works.