Henceforth Pictures, the production company of “The Departed” and “Kingdom of Heaven” screenwriter William Monahan, recently did a two-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures.
A new project to come out of that deal will be the true-crime conspiracy thriller “The Throwaways,” based on a 2012 New Yorker article by Sarah Stillman. Monahan will write and produce.
The piece explores a kind of twisted real life ‘Suicide Squad’ – in this case cops enlisting young offenders as informants, sending them off on high-risk assignments without back-up.
Invariably the results proved fatal, such as in the case of 23-year-old Rachel Hoffman who was shot to death after the police lost track of her three weeks into her assignment.