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The film is based on S. Craig Zahler‘s forthcoming crime novel. Zahler will write the script. The project has no director, but the two actors are attached.
The book tells of two detectives who team up to stop a series of attacks on a police department. It begins with a disgraced detective (DiCaprio) who is sent to a Missouri town where crime is spiking. He is partnered with a detective who has his own set of violent issues (Foxx) just in time to see police officers becoming targeted for murder. The two decide to dish out their own brand of justice.
DiCaprio will produce with his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran.
Both actors appeared in Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, which opened Christmas Day 2012.
DiCaprio next appears onscreen in Martin Scorsese‘s Wolf of Wall Street, which hits theaters Nov. 15. Jamie Foxx‘s latest film, White House Down, teams the actor with Channing Tatum in an action thriller about an attack on the presidential mansion.
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