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‘The Wrong Mans’ Adaptation From James Corden in the Works at Showtime, Ben Schwartz to Star

‘The Wrong Mans’ Adaptation From James Corden in the Works at Showtime, Ben Schwartz to Star

Showtime has given a pilot production commitment to an adaptation of the British series “The Wrong Mans,” Variety has learned.

Based on the BBC series created by James Corden and Matthew Baynton, the half-hour single cam project is described as an action-comedy about two ordinary office workers who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity: “If you are not here by 5 o’clock, we will kill your wife.” As the only people who can help, these two unlikely characters must find their inner hero in their quest to save not just themselves, but their loved ones and ultimately their whole town.

Ben Schwartz will star in one of the lead roles in addition to serving as producer. The role reunites Schwartz with Showtime, where he previously appeared in the series “House of Lies” alongside Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell for its entire five-season run.

See full article on Variety