New Line Cinema is in negotiations with Edward Norton, Colin Farrell and Noah Emmerich to star in “Pride and Glory,” a generational drama about a family of police officers in New York torn apart by a corruption scandal.
Gavin O’Connor will direct a script he wrote with Joe Carnahan. Greg O’Connor is producing. Shooting will begin in January in New York.
Norton is poised to play a homicide detective who is assigned to investigate the precinct run by his older brother (Emmerich). Farrell plays the investigator’s best friend, a cop in that precinct who might be dirty himself.
O’Connor began writing the film after his 1999 debut, “Tumbleweeds,” and he and his brother have been laboring that long to tell a story that is personal to both. It is being done through their Solaris banner.
“My father was a New York City detective, and I grew up in that world,” the director said. “It’s a celebration of honest cops, which was everything my father was about. Though it is fictional, it is an homage to my father.”
New Line production president Toby Emmerich said he has been a fan of the script for several years.
“This is a police drama that has qualities of family, corruption and redemption that ring true,” he said.
O’Connor is working for the first time with Norton and Farrell, but Noah Emmerich has starred in both of his films, “Tumbleweeds” and “Miracle.”
Farrell, who’s shooting the Michael Mann-directed “Miami Vice,” stars in the upcoming Terrence Malick-directed “The New World” from New Line.
Norton just completed “The Illusionist” and is shooting “The Painted Veil” in China.