Cops and mobsters drama based true-crime tome
Mark Bauch at Lin Pictures brought in the book and is co-producer. Studio is developing the project as a cop action thriller in the vein of “The Departed,” which Lin oversaw as a studio exec. He is in post-production for Warners on “Gangster Squad,” directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn. Dubuque is currently writing “The Judge” at Warner Bros. with Robert Downey Jr. attached to star. He previously wrote “The Accountant,” which landed on the 2011 Black List. Courtenay Valenti and Chris Gary are overseeing “The Brotherhoods” for Warner Bros. Dick Wolf and NBCUniversal originally optioned “Brotherhoods” in 2007. At that point, three other projects based on Caracappa and Eppolito were in the works for Spring Creek, Mandalay and Columbia. Hotchkiss and Associates negotiated the deal along with Salisbury Literary Agency on behalf of Lawson and Oldham. Paradigm and Zero Gravity rep Dubuque.
Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more