Chiklis is creating a drama about investor fraud

NEW YORK (AP) - December 18, 2008 Chiklis has been gathering material from others also hurt by investor scams, "and if I had hair, it'd curl," says the actor, who starred in the recently concluded FX cop drama "The Shield."

Soon he hopes to have a pilot script for "House of Cards."

"There are fascinating characters who perpetrate these schemes," says Chiklis, more convinced than ever that a drama about such scoundrels and their prey would be relatable to viewers.

"The Madoff situation tells me how pervasive these rip-offs have become," he says. "And there's more ahead, I'm sure."

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