Mamet, Mangold Adapt Winslow’s “The Force”

“Savages” author Don Winslow’s new NYPD police corruption novel “The Force” is launching today and, along with stellar reviews, comes word of a film adaptation already in the works.

Talks are reportedly ongoing right now with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and Academy Award nominated screenwriter David Mamet to adapt the script.

The project has been setup at Ridley Scott’s Scott Free label to produce and with 20th Century Fox to distribute. At the same time, “Logan” director James Mangold is slated to helm.

The story follows an elite group of detectives galvanized by their tough guy leader Denny Malone. Malone slowly crosses moral lines, justifying them with results, until he eventually finds himself too far on the wrong side of the line with little choice but to become a rat against his crew of crooked cops.

Ridley Scott, Shane Salerno and Kevin Walsh are producing.

Source: Deadline