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Johnson wings way to TNT’s ‘Word’ adaptation

Project based on bestselling DeMille novel

HOLLYWOOD — Don Johnson has come aboard to topline and co-exec produce the TNT made-for “Word of Honor,” one of eight original telepics slated for the upcoming season.

Project is based on the bestselling Nelson DeMille novel about a Vietnam vet and successful businessman whose world is threatened when he is accused of a murder that occurred 30 years earlier.

Robert Markowitz (“The Tuskegee Airmen”) will direct the teleplay from Jacob Epstein (“Without a Trace”), Leslie Greif and Tom Topor (“Perfect Murder, Perfect Town”). Pic will begin lensing at the end of the month.

Johnson last appeared in Peter Greenaway’s “The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story,” which screened at Cannes.

Michael Jaffe, Howard Braunstein, Lance Robbins, Greif and Wendy Hill-Tout are exec producers.

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