You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Honor for Sale’ NYPD Scandal Movie in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

NYPD scandal drama “Honor for Sale” is in development by Atmosphere Entertainment and Cross Creek with “Triple Nine” director John Hillcoat attached, Variety has learned exclusively.

Producers are Mark Canton for Atmosphere and Brian Oliver for Cross Creek. Crystal City Entertainment is co-producing.

Producers have tapped Harrison Query to adapt the script, based on Gerald E. Kelly’s book “Honor for Sale: The Darkest Chapter in the History of New York’s Finest.” Kelly, a former police officer, recounts the years from 1969 to 1976 and the theft of 500 pounds of narcotics from the NYPD’s Property Clerk’s office — including some of the heroin seized during the famed “French Connection” case.

Kelly story focuses on a Special Investigations Unit detective who replaced suitcases of drugs with flour during various visits to the Property Room over three years and died under suspicious circumstances in 1972 as investigations into the SIU were getting underway. Kelly left the force in 1978.

Oliver’s producing credits include “Black Mass,” “Rush,” “Everest” and the upcoming “Mena,” “Hacksaw Rige” and “Dunkirk.” Canton’s producing credits include the two “300” movies, “Cake” amd “Immortals.”

Hillcoat directed “The Road” and “Lawless.” He’s repped by CAA. Query is repped by Ground Control.

More Film

  • Claire (BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD) and Owen

    China Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Opening Dominates Weekend

    NYPD scandal drama “Honor for Sale” is in development by Atmosphere Entertainment and Cross Creek with “Triple Nine” director John Hillcoat attached, Variety has learned exclusively. Producers are Mark Canton for Atmosphere and Brian Oliver for Cross Creek. Crystal City Entertainment is co-producing. Producers have tapped Harrison Query to adapt the script, based on Gerald […]

  • Claire (BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD) and Owen

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Steamrolls International Box Office as 'Incredibles 2' Begins Rollout

    NYPD scandal drama “Honor for Sale” is in development by Atmosphere Entertainment and Cross Creek with “Triple Nine” director John Hillcoat attached, Variety has learned exclusively. Producers are Mark Canton for Atmosphere and Brian Oliver for Cross Creek. Crystal City Entertainment is co-producing. Producers have tapped Harrison Query to adapt the script, based on Gerald […]

  • A Documentary About Mister Rogers Makes

    Why Is a Documentary About Mister Rogers a Hit? Because It Turns Him Into a Rock Star for Our Time

    NYPD scandal drama “Honor for Sale” is in development by Atmosphere Entertainment and Cross Creek with “Triple Nine” director John Hillcoat attached, Variety has learned exclusively. Producers are Mark Canton for Atmosphere and Brian Oliver for Cross Creek. Crystal City Entertainment is co-producing. Producers have tapped Harrison Query to adapt the script, based on Gerald […]

  • Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Sayles/AP/REX/Shutterstock

    Martin Bregman, 'Scarface' Producer, Dies at 92

    NYPD scandal drama “Honor for Sale” is in development by Atmosphere Entertainment and Cross Creek with “Triple Nine” director John Hillcoat attached, Variety has learned exclusively. Producers are Mark Canton for Atmosphere and Brian Oliver for Cross Creek. Crystal City Entertainment is co-producing. Producers have tapped Harrison Query to adapt the script, based on Gerald […]

  • SUPER FAMILY -- In Disney Pixar’s

    Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Shatters Records With Heroic $180 Million Opening

    NYPD scandal drama “Honor for Sale” is in development by Atmosphere Entertainment and Cross Creek with “Triple Nine” director John Hillcoat attached, Variety has learned exclusively. Producers are Mark Canton for Atmosphere and Brian Oliver for Cross Creek. Crystal City Entertainment is co-producing. Producers have tapped Harrison Query to adapt the script, based on Gerald […]

  • shanghai skyline China Placeholder

    Shanghai Festival: Chinese Film Studios Rethink Growth Strategy as Challenges Loom

    NYPD scandal drama “Honor for Sale” is in development by Atmosphere Entertainment and Cross Creek with “Triple Nine” director John Hillcoat attached, Variety has learned exclusively. Producers are Mark Canton for Atmosphere and Brian Oliver for Cross Creek. Crystal City Entertainment is co-producing. Producers have tapped Harrison Query to adapt the script, based on Gerald […]

  • 'Lucid' Director Adam Morse Reveals He's

    A Week Before Premiering Billy Zane Movie 'Lucid,' Director Adam Morse Reveals He's Blind

    NYPD scandal drama “Honor for Sale” is in development by Atmosphere Entertainment and Cross Creek with “Triple Nine” director John Hillcoat attached, Variety has learned exclusively. Producers are Mark Canton for Atmosphere and Brian Oliver for Cross Creek. Crystal City Entertainment is co-producing. Producers have tapped Harrison Query to adapt the script, based on Gerald […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content