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Steven Soderbergh Sets Up Mystery Project ‘Mosaic’ at HBO, Sharon Stone Set to Star

Steven Soderbergh is continuing ties with HBO with a never-before-seen sort of project, Variety has learned.

The mastermind director behind “The Knick,” “Traffic,” “Magic Mike” and the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise is bringing an entirely new movie project to TV, titled “Mosaic,” in which the audience has a say in the storyline.

Insiders tell Variety that Sharon Stone is set to star, and Garrett Hedlund is being eyed for the cast as well.

Though plot details are under wraps and no details are being confirmed, “Mosaic” is described as a “choose your own adventure” project, which is highly interactive with the audience. The script will encompass multiple scenarios and the production will shoot many variations, filming multiple iterations of material so that viewers have the option of seeing the story play out in different ways, possibly via an app. In the vein of “Clue,” there will be different outcomes — and viewers can watch different scenes of their choosing to see what happens next.

“I believe the good people at HBO are genuinely enthusiastic about ‘Mosaic’ for two reasons: first, it represents a fresh way of experiencing a story and sharing that experience with others; second, it will require a new Emmy category, and we will be the only eligible nominee,” Soderbergh said in a statement.

In addition to “Mosaic,” Soderbergh is knee-deep in TV as of late, with “The Knick” entering its second season this fall on HBO, plus Amazon’s coming-of-age ’80s comedy “Red Oaks” and the upcoming Starz adaptation of “The Girlfriend Experience,” starring Riley Keough.

Soderbergh has long been a fan of filmmaking experiments: his 2006 feature “Bubble” was one of the first films ever to debut simultaneously in theaters and on cable TV through Magnolia and HDNet.

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