HUMANITAS Winner Paul Haggis to Direct HBO Miniseries

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haggis-mainDavid Simon is back in business at HBO.

Seven months after his critical darling Treme ended its four-season run, the premium cable network has greenlit miniseries Show Me a Hero, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Crash's Paul Haggis will direct, with Oscar Isaac (Drive, Star Wars: Episode VII) and Catherine Keener (Captain Phillips) attached to star in the six-hour entry.

Based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin, Show Me a Hero explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, N.Y.

Simon and William F. Zorzi will pen the script and executive produce alongside Nina Noble, Gail Mutrux and Haggis, who will direct via The Wire creator's A Blown Deadline banner.

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