He will also produce “White Jazz”
George Clooney will headline the Warner Bros produced sequel to “L.A Confidential”, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The one-time Batman will also produce the film with his Smokehouse pics partner Grant Heslov. Joe Carnahan (“Narc”) is directing. “White Jazz” is the last volume of what is known as James Ellroy’s “L.A. quartet” of crime novels, which includes “L.A. Confidential,” “The Big Nowhere” and “The Black Dahlia.”
In “Jazz,” written by Matthew Carnahan, Clooney will star as a corrupt police lieutenant assigned to a potentially explosive case for the Los Angeles Police Department during a time when the department is under investigation for corruption.
Clooney will start work on “Jazz” in 2008, before moving onto the heist thriller “Belmont Boys”. That one tells of a group of seven thieves who meet as railbirds at the racetrack in the old days and almost pull off the job of a lifetime. Now, 30 years later, they are thrown back together to finish what they started.