Aaron Sorkin, John Krasinski Team Up for HBO Chateau Marmont Mini-Series

“Office” star and “Social Network” scribe developing project about fabled Hollywood haunt

Last Updated: June 24, 2011 @ 9:12 AM

Aaron Sorkin and John Krasinski are going into the hotel business together. In a manner of speaking.

The "Office" star and the "Social Network" scribe are teaming up to develop a miniseries for HBO about famed Hollywood hotel/hot spot Chateau Marmont, the pay cable outlet confirms to TheWrap. A favorite haunt among fun-loving celebrities, the Chateau has served as the site of John Belushi's death and, more recently, Lindsay Lohan's late-night shenanigans.

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Krasinski and Sorkin will co-executive produce, with Krasinski, a habitue of the Marmont, also expected to take an acting role in the project. Based on the 1987 book "Life at the Marmont" by former co-owner Raymond R. Sarlot with Fred E. Basten, the miniseries will tell interconnected stories about Marmont patrons over several generations.

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The miniseries, which is in early development, is currently untitled.

Sorkin is also developing a pilot, tentatively titled "More as the Story Develops," starring Jeff Daniels, Olivia Munn and Sam Waterston, for HBO.

News of the project was first reported by Deadline.