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‘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.

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