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Par fills helming ‘Need’

'Nip/Tuck' creator to direct thriller

Paramount has tapped Ryan Murphy for “Need,” signing the “Nip/Tuck” creator-exec producer to helm the psychological thriller set up at Sony-based Escape Artists.

“Need,” based on Lawrence David’s novel, is about a Gotham therapist’s discovery that one of her female patients is having an affair with her husband. Murphy is aiming to rewrite the script and begin casting in the fall and lensing in the winter.

“I see the idea of a psychiatrist knowing everything about you as a great jumping-off point for a thriller,” he added. Chloe King wrote the original script, while Jon Bokenkamp performed a rewrite.

Producers include Escape Artists principals Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and David Alper; Jonathan Prince; and Marc and Peter Samuelson through their Samuelson Prods. Marcus Nispel was previously attached to direct.

Murphy, who won a Golden Globe for “Nip/Tuck,” has made his feature directing bow on “Running With Scissors” for Plan B and TriStar. He’s currently in post-production on “Scissors,” which he adapted from Augusten Burroughs’ bestselling memoir; cast includes Annette Bening, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brian Cox, Evan Rachel Wood and Joseph Fiennes.

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