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‘The Batman’ Writer-Director Matt Reeves to Produce Cop Drama From ‘Hell on Wheels’ Creators at Fox

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Matt Reeves, who will write and direct the upcoming DC film “The Batman,” is attached as an executive producer on a police drama called “The Dime” in development at FoxVariety has learned.

Based on New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Kent’s new novel of the same name, the one-hour drama follows Brooklyn cop Betty Rhyzyck, a tough as nails firebrand, who moves with her girlfriend to Dallas to lead a group of detectives. Their more traditional sensibilities are a far cry from her blue state mentality and in order to survive, Betty and her team will have to put aside their differences.

Fox has ordered a script for the project with a penalty attached. Tony Gayton and Joe Gayton, the creators of the AMC series “Hell on Wheels,” will write and executive produce. Reeves will executive produce along with Adam Kassan and Rafi Crohn under his 6th & Idaho banner. 6th & Idaho will produce in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

In addition to “The Batman,” Reeves also recently wrote and directed “War for the Planet of the Apes.” He previously directed films such as “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Cloverfield.” On the TV side, Reeves co-created the series “Felicity” with J.J. Abrams, in addition to directing multiple episodes.

The Gaytons are best known for creating “Hell on Wheels,” a period drama set during the construction of the transcontinental railroad. The pair also wrote the screenplay for the Dwayne Johnson film “Faster.” Among their other credits, Joe wrote the screenplay for the Damon Wayans-Adam Sandler buddy comedy “Bulletproof,” while Tony wrote the screenplay for the Sandra Bullock-led psychological thriller “Murder by Numbers.”

6th & Idaho is repped by CAA, 3 Arts, and attorney Karl Austen. The Gaytons are repped by UTA and Jackoway Tyerman.