Fincher, Ellroy Plan 1950’s HBO Noir Series

David Fincher and crime novelist James Ellroy are reportedly teaming up and in talks with HBO regarding a crime noir TV project set in 1950s Los Angeles says The Playlist.

That’s about all the details there are regarding the plot. The setting is familiar to fans of Ellroy’s “L.A Confidential,” and Fincher at one point was attached to direct the film based on Ellroy’s “The Black Dahlia”.

Fincher was also attached to the Eliot Ness-themed crime thriller “Torso” at one point, so his interest in noir period crime is long documented. No further details just now, Fincher’s next film “Gone Girl” is slated to open on October 3rd.