Fox Searchlight Pictures has renamed “The Night Watchman”, the Keanu Reeves-led ensemble drama, to “Street Kings” according to the Associated Press.
In the film, directed by David Ayer (“Harsh Times”), Reeves plays Tom Ludlow, a veteran LAPD Vice Detective. Ludlow sets out on a quest to discover the killers of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington (Terry Crews).
Forest Whitaker plays Captain Wander, Ludlo’s supervisor, whose duties include keeping him within the confines of the law and out of the clutches of Internal Affairs Captain Biggs (Hugh Laurie).
Ludlow teams up with a young Robbery Homicide Detective (Chris Evans) to track Washington’s killers through the diverse communities of Los Angeles. Their determination pays off when the two Detectives track down Washington’s murderers and confront them in an attempt to bring them to justice.
Naomie Harris, Jay Mohr, John Corbett, Cedric the Entertainer, Amaury Nolasco, Common and The Game also star. Written by James Elroy and Ayer, the film opens in theatres April 11th.