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NBC’ is turning to the supernatural with its next law drama, as Deadline reports the network has ordered a put pilot for The Devil’s Advocate from Warner Bros. Television.
Matt Venne (Bag of Bones) wrote the pilot based on Andrew Neiderman’s 1990 novel and the 1997 film. Both versions feature a young lawyer discovering that the head of his firm is actually the devil.
The Taylor Hackford film, which grossed $153 million dollars on a $57 million budget, starred Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron. The film’s producer Arnold Kopelson is working on the TV series along with John Wells (Shameless).