Ron Howard may produce 9-11 series

Nov. 12, 2004 at 2:37 PM

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- NBC is in final talks with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer to produce a miniseries about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Citing sources, the paper said the network will bring Howard, Grazer and David Nevins -- the president of their TV production company, Imagine TV -- into the project. They would join Graham Yost ("Speed," "Band of Brothers") as executive producers.

The paper also said 20th Century Fox TV is expected to join Imagine and NBC Universal Television Studio as a co-production partner on what is expected to be an eight-hour miniseries.

No premiere date has been set, but Yost said it would probably take at least one year to research and develop the miniseries before production could begin. Plans call for basing the project on the "9/11 Commission Report," released in July by the federal panel that investigated the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

ABC is developing its own long-form project based on the "9/11 Commission Report."

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