‘Logan’ director James Mangold lines up gritty cop drama, and we’re very intrigued

The Force is strong with this one.

8:53 am EDT, March 17, 2017

Logan was amazing, and we’re super stoked for James Mangold’s next project: A gritty cop drama titled The Force.

The final Wolverine movie Logan has been out for a while, and spoiler alert, it’s amazing.

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Director James Mangold created a gritty, ‘real’ superhero movie that will probably go down as one of the most successful of its kind, and we can’t wait to see what he does next.

Via Collider, we’ve learned that Mangold is now in talks for another similarly gritty project, but this time it will be of the cop drama variety.

The Force is an adaptation of the Don Winslow novel of the same name and follows a corrupt NYPD cop who gets caught in a web of lies. Stephen King has called it “The Godfather, only with cops,” which sounds very promising!

Here’s the synopsis of Don Winslow’s The Force, which releases June 20:

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop.

He is “the King of Manhattan North,” a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of “Da Force.” Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he’s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He’s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself.

What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city’s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.

Based on years of research inside the NYPD, this is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city and a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, The Force is a masterpiece of urban living full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting and dividing us today.

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