HBO opens door for Turturro bros.

Siblings will star, direct

HBO is teaming with exec producers John and Nick Turturro on a half-hour tentatively titled “The Doorman.”

Cabler has given a script commitment to the project, to be based on Nick’s real-life experience as a doorman in New York City. John will direct while Nick will star.

John Turturro stars with Johnny Depp in the upcoming film “Secret Window, Secret Garden,” based on the Stephen King novella.

Nick Turturro appears on a four-episode arc on NBC’s “Third Watch” beginning with Friday’s episode (Daily Variety, Nov. 26). He next stars in features “The Hillside Strangler” and “The Hollow.”

John is repped by ICM and George Sheanshang, Nick by APA and EMG’s Robert Costanzo.

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