“Lawless” and “Triple Nine” director John Hillcoat is attached to helm the NYPD scandal drama “Honor for Sale” at Atmosphere Entertainment, Cross Creek and Crystal City Entertainment.
Harrison Query will adapt the script based on Gerald E. Kelly’s book which is set from 1969 to 1976. Kelly is a former cop and the story deals with the theft of 500 pounds of narcotics from the NYPD’s Property Clerk’s office – including heroin seized during the famed ‘French Connection’ case.
A Special Investigations Unit detective reportedly replaced suitcases of drugs with flour during various visits to the Property Room over three years and died under suspicious circumstances in 1972. Kelly left the force in 1978.
Mark Canton and Brian Oliver will produce.