EXCLUSIVE: Sleeper Cell creators Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff have closed a deal to write Starz’s live-action adaptation of the 2001 Japanese anime series Noir. This marks Starz’s third stab at getting a script for the project, initially greenlighted to series last June with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Joshua Donen and Bill Hamm executive producing. Original writer Steven Lightfoot was replaced by Sean Jablonski last October. The project was then put on hold but I hear it is a priority for the pay cable network, which has already incurred some production costs, including building sets. Noir follows two female assassins who team up to fight against a secret society. After discovering they’re mysteriously linked, the two, under the Noir moniker, have to work together until they get answers about why and how they are connected — or until one of them kills the other. Voris and Reiff are with UTA.