Ben Stiller To Direct 'Escape At Dannemora', Starring Benicio Del Toro

Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano also on board for the prison drama

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A new project from Ben Stiller and Benicio Del Toro that sounds like ripe ground for a binge-worthy drama has just been given the go ahead.

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Stiller will direct del Toro in Escape At Dannemora, an eight-hour series from Showtime about a real-life New York prison break in 2015. The cast also boasts Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano.

The press release revealed by Collider reads: "Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Arquette will play Tilly Mitchell, a working class, married woman who supervises the prison tailor shop and becomes sexually involved with both convicts, inducing her to assist them with their escape. Dano will play David Sweat, a convicted cop-killer who uses his good looks to seduce Tilly and becomes a reluctant partner in Richard Matt's plot."

Stiller also released a statement saying, "We are all very intent on trying to tell this singular story in a way that shows the reality and humanity of the people involved. While the genre is a prison escape story, at its core it is a story about real people, some criminals and some not, who make some bad choices that have huge consequences. I think that's what's so compelling about this."

The drama is set to go into production soon which much of the shooting taking place in New York. Better start getting through all those other must-watch series on your list, then.