EXCLUSIVE: FX has put in development a drama from playwright/screenwriter Stephen Belber. The untitled project is a New York-based thriller chronicling a murder and cover up. Instead of a standard pitch, Belber wrote a detailed treatment, which was sent to cable networks. Several were interested, with the project ultimately going to FX.

Belber started off as a playwright, writing Tape, The Laramie Project and Match, whose 2004 Broadway production starred Frank Langella and Ray Liotta. In features, he wrote and directed the 2008 indie Management starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn. He is currently writing a script based on the 60 Minutes segment Gospel For Teens for Universal Pictures, Eat This Document for Moneyball director Bennett Miller, and he is adapting Why Should White Guys Have All Of The Fun as a starring vehicle for Jamie Foxx. His script Love And Weapons was recently acquired by Myriad Pictures. Belber, whose series credits include Law & Order: SVU, is with ICM Partners and Brillstein Entertainment.