David Mamet Doing Reboot of Classic TV Western for CBS Deadline
Playwright David Mamet, who won a Pulitzer Prize for “Glengarry Glen Ross,” is behind a TV reboot of the late 1950s-early 1960s television series "Have Gun -- Will Travel" that’s in development at CBS, Deadline.com reports.
Mamet is writing the project for CBS TV Studios, the story reports. He will executive produce with producer Elliott Webb, with Mamet also slated to direct the potential pilot, the piece adds.
The original TV show starred Richard Boone as the gunfighter Paladin, who preferred to avoid violence when solving problems. One of its main writers was Gene Roddenberry, who went on to create "Star Trek."
The project brings Mamet back to CBS, where he created his only TV show so far, "The Unit," the piece adds. Mamet also wrote the HBO movie about Phil Spector, which has yet to air.