Director John Hillcoat is set to reuinte with his Lawless star Shia LaBeouf in the LAPD drama, Triple Nine.

According to The Playlist, “Simon Abrams sat down with Hillcoat and his “Lawless” screenwriter/composer Nick Cave this weekend in Cannes and the director confirmed: “Triple Nine” is his next project, and his “Lawless” star Shia LaBeouf is attached to star.”

Major indie producing company Annapurna Pictures is set to produce the film, which has long been rumored to be in production. News on the project is starting to come together this week at Cannes.

Centered on a group of crooked L.A. police officers who realize they must shoot one of their own in order to get away with planning a major heist, “Triple Nine” has been brewing for several years and Hillcoat said he’d love to continue working with some of his “Lawless,” cast, but reiterated no one else but LaBeouf is currently on board.

Longtime John Hillcoat collaborator Nick Cave, who wrote the screenplay for Lawless, is eager to be involved with the project, likely writing music for the film.

“To do an L.A. cop thriller, the music to that, we’ve been dying to do something that isn’t f—ing period so if we can actually do some contemporary story,” Cave said about his film score work with co-collaborator Warren Ellis. “I’m joking about that, but to do a contemporary movie and some modern music…if you give that f—ing job to someone else that’s it, you’ll never get another f—ing script from me.”

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