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3Novices : James Mangold’s The Force Brings David Mamet On To Script

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Legendary screenwriter and playwright David Mamet is the likely choice to adapt Don Winslow’s new novel The Force for the big screen. The acclaimed new book, which Stephen King called The Godfather with cops,” isn’t based on Star Wars but the NYPD, following a group of detectives led by the tough-as-nails Denny Malone. One of the force’s top performers eventually becomes morally compromised and forced to decide whether to rat out other dirty cops in order to protect himself.

Logan’s James Mangold was tabbed to direct the adaptation of The Force back in March, shortly after the former premiered in theaters. Ridley Scott’s production company Scott …

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