Director Joe Carnahan (“Narc,” “Smokin’ Aces”) has confirmed on his blog that he’s finished the last draft of the script for his adaptation of James Ellroy’s “White Jazz”.
Fans though should expect changes since he’s not legally allowed to use the Ed Exley character which Guy Pearce played in “L.A. Confidential”.
Carnahan says “My brohter and I were forced to basically construct a doppelganger, giving him all of Exley’s traits and speech patterns. We’re hoping it works. On paper. It’s fantastic.”
He also revealed the first pre-production artwork showing off the 1958 Los Angeles-era in which the story is set.