Kristen Bell
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Kristen Bell
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Stage and screen stars Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell will headline Showtime's comedy pilot House of Lies, according to EW.com.

The project, which is based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time, will feature Cheadle as a cutthroat consultant and Bell as a smart, Ivy-League grad who works at his firm.

Cheadle's stage credits include Cymbeline and Topdog/Underdog and he received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in in the 2004 movie Hotel Rwanda.

Bell starred on Broadway in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Crucible as well as in the Off-Broadway musical and Showtime film version of Reefer Madness. Her film and television credits include Heroes, Veronica Mars, Burlesque and You Again.