Gaylord Films has signed Christopher Bertolini, who adapted “The General’s Daughter,” to write “White Out,” based on the upcoming novel by former New York Police Officer Jerry Speziale. Antoine Fuqua is attached to direct.
“White Out” is the true story of Speziale’s days as an ambitious New York City cop who was part of an elite drug task force. Against policy, he employed the help of an internationally blacklisted informant, who helped transform Speziale into the ultimate undercover operative. However, after bringing down one of the biggest drug deals in history, Speziale discovered the informant was betraying him all along.
Gaylord and Permut Presentations will produce the pic, which will be released through Gaylord’s deal with Warner Bros. Pictures.
David Permut, who will produce with Gaylord topper Hunt Lowry and head of production Casey La Scala, brought the project to Gaylord. Permut production VP Steve Longi will co-produce.
Gaylord’s Eyal Axelrod is developing the project with La Scala.
Bertolini is repped by Endeavor, Fuqua by ICM.
Gaylord’s next production is “American Girl,” which will begin shooting in London later this year.