Hedge Fund Version Of "Entourage" Readies, Hires "Ocean's 13" Writers

The screenwriting team behind "Ocean's 13" have signed on to pen a new HBO series that the producers of "Entourage" are developing about a group of hedge fund managers.

"Entourage" creator-executive producer Doug Ellin revealed details of the project to TelevisionWeek during the exclusive weekly Backlot Talk podcast.

Writing partners Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who also wrote "Rounders," will write and create the New York-based show, Mr. Ellin said.

The ideal goal is to shoot something "before the winter is out" and premiere the series along with the fifth season of "Entourage" next summer, Mr. Ellin said, but "nothing is set in stone."

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