EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of the premiere of R.J. Cutler‘s well-received documentary The World According To Dick Cheney on Showtime, the pay cable network has signed a two-year, first-look deal with the Emmy-winning filmmaker for him to produce and direct new documentaries. The first film under the pact will be a profile of legendary actor Marlon Brando, which Cutler will executive produce, along with executive producer John Battsek (Searching For Sugarman) and director Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon).

Cutler’s documentary credits include the Oscar-nominated The War Room, Emmy-nominated A Perfect Candidate, The September Issue and Emmy-winning series American High. On the scripted side, Cutler, repped by CAA and attorney Jeanne Newman, has a first-look deal with Lionsgate TV and executive produces/directs the studio’s ABC drama series Nashville, and just directed the CBS drama pilot The Ordained. The World According To Dick Cheney examined the pivotal role Cheney played in the George W. Bush administration and in the formation of domestic and foreign policy in a post-September 11th world.