Michael Keaton Signs Production Deal With HBO
Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:00 AM PDT

tarantinoparty020910_16_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - HBO has struck a wide-ranging deal with Michael Keaton to develop a string of projects for the cable network.

The First-look pact calls for Keaton to executive produce, direct and star in projects for HBO. The network may also build a series around Keaton's life, as well as multiple longform ventures, according to Variety.

Keaton is not new to HBO, he previously stared in the 2002's Live From Baghdad, in which he played a CNN producer covering the 1991 Gulf War.

Michael Lombardo of HBO Programming exclaimed: "Michael Keaton is a multifaceted talent who never fails to engage the audience in fresh ways. We're thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with him."

"When you look at the overall landscape out there and see what's getting done, you realize it's not only the types of things HBO is doing, but how extraordinarily well they do them. The question really becomes, why would you not want to be?", Keaton revealed.

Keaton will also lend his voice for Noah in the upcoming Noha's Ark: The New Beginning, co-starring Ben Kinglsy, Jason Lee, Nicollette Sheridan, Marcia Gay Harden, and Rob Schnider.