“Fast Five” helmer Justin Lin and “Black Swan” screenwriter Mark Heyman will respectively direct and pen the Black Panthers vs. SWAT film “The Stand Off” for Netflix.
The period drama is set in December 1969, when a newly formed Police unit known as S.W.A.T. embark on their first major operation: to raid the Los Angeles Headquarters of the Black Panther Party.
Seen from both perspectives, the resulting face off would be the most intense in the city’s long history with its ramifications still felt today. Lin, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, and Ben Shields Catlin will produce.