Don Cheadle is set to star in the House of Lies pilot for Showtime.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the half-hour dark comedy is created by Dirt's Matthew Carnahan, and is based on the book "House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time".

"Don Cheadle is one of the great dramatic actors of our generation," said Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. "He also happens to be an extremely funny man. House of Lies is the perfect show to take advantage of both sides of him. Honestly, I would have been happy just to get his autograph."

The project will enter production in February.