EXCLUSIVE: Alex Winter has sold his Midwestern militia pitch to AMC. The former Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure star will pen the hour-long drama with his writing partner Steven Pearl. Tentatively titled Rights Of Bill, the show centers on a Sheriff who forms his own militia in Wisconsin, becoming both the law and an outlaw simultaneously. As an actor, Winter has just finished filming Grand Piano with John Cusack and Elijah Wood. He has also appeared on Fox’s Bones and Adult Swim’s Saul Of The Mole Men and Robot Chicken in the past few years. As a director, Winter recently completed the documentary Downloaded to come out in 2013. The doc, about the rise and fall of Napster, will play theatrically next year before being broadcast on VH-1. Alex Winter is repped by APA, Forward Entertainment, Hollander Entertainment and attorney Jackie Eckhouse.
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