James Ellroy And New Regency Shopping ‘L.A. Confidential’ Sequel Drama Series

By | Thursday April 25, 2013 @ 4:15pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: James Ellroy‘s 1990s novel L.A. Confidential was turned into an acclaimed feature starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger and produced by Regency. Now Ellroy and New Regency are shopping an … Read More »

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FX Developing Drama About 1950s Tabloid Hollywood From Author James Ellroy

By | Monday April 22, 2013 @ 3:00pm PDT
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FX has bought a drama pitch from L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy and producers Joe Roth and Clark Peterson. Based on Ellroy’s 2012 novella Shakedown, the project is set in the tabloid world … Read More »

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James Franco In Talks To Direct And Star In James Ellroy Adaptation ‘American Tabloid’

By | Tuesday January 22, 2013 @ 10:18am PST

Jen Yamato is a Deadline contributor.

James Franco American TabloidJames Franco said today that he will direct and star in the James Ellroy adaptation American Tabloid. Deadline is hearing that the period adaptation is still coming together Sundance American Tabloid Ellroy Francoand is in the early stages, but Franco spilled the news to MTV while promoting his trio of festival projects at Sundance. Ellroy’s 1995 novel follows five years in the lives of three ex-law enforcement officers embroiled in shady interconnected Washington dealings that lead to President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination — a saga peppered with real-life figures including Jimmy Hoffa, Jack Ruby, Howard Hughes, and the Kennedy clan. Bruce Willis previously tried to turn American Tabloid and its sequel The Cold Six Thousand into an HBO TV miniseries in 2002 before Kirk Ellis took a stab at adapting the material for Tom Hanks’ Playtone and HBO in 2009. Read More »

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