“Django Unchained” stars Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio may reunite for a crime thriller set up by the WB’s newly-appointed head of features Greg Silverman, says Deadline.
The film is based on the upcoming book ”Mean Business On North Ganson Street” by S.Craig Zahler, and will feature DiCaprio as a cop whose convinced someone’s out to knock off the members of his precinct.
The tale starts off with a bang: DiCaprio is a hardened detective who, after being told by a man that his beautiful wife is missing, tells him she is a hooker who obviously made off with his money. After the man commits a desperate tragic act right in the squad room, the disgraced detective is sent to a hellhole rust belt town called Victory, Missouri, where violent crime is skyrocketing. Partnered with an equally bad-assed detective who was demoted for publicly brutalizing a suspect (Foxx), the new partners get to do some real work. Police officers start showing up dead execution-style, and the cops think it might be open season on Victory’s police department.
Zahler will write the script and DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran will be the producers.