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Ben Mendelsohn to star in HBO's 'The Outsider'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Mendelsohn is set to feature as the lead in HBO's adaptation of Stephen King's novel "The Outsider".

The studio has given a series order to the project.

Richard Price, the scribe and creator of critically acclaimed show "The Night Of", will be penning the script, said in a press release.

The new series follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. The crime, however, leads a seasoned cop and an to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case, read the official logline of the show.

will direct the first two episodes of the series and he will also produce the project along with Mendelsohn.

producers on the project include Price, Jack Bender, and

The series is produced by Bateman's Aggregate Films and with studio support from

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 15:20 IST