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Wahlberg making US version of Canal+ brothel drama for HBO

Leverage, Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson’s production company, is making a US version of Canal+ drama Maison Close for US cable net HBO, according to reports over the weekend.

The period series follows three women working at an upmarket brothel in nineteenth century Paris.

Canal+ has aired one season and a second is in production.

The co-creator of the French show, Jacques Ouaniche, is also on board and the pilot will be penned by Elizabeth Sarnoff (Deadwood).