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Will Beall writing film adaptation of his novel “L.A. Rex”

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 12th, 2011

With the recent onslaught of real-life cop and crime dramas making their way to production, yet another one has decided to join the party.

Variety is reporting that Will Beall is set to write an adaptation of his own novel, L.A. Rex, for producer Scott Rudin and Paramount.

The film will follow the story of “rookie police officer Ben Halloran, who’s partnered with tough veteran Miguel Marquez, struggles to conceal his secret affiliation with a ganglord, even as the pair probe a series of murders,” and is currently looking for a cast and a director.

Beall is something of a hot commodity as of late, nabbing up scripting duties for films like the upcoming LEATHAL WEAPON reboot and the Nicolas Winding-Refn directed LOGAN’S RUN remake. Beall also has the hotly talked-about script for TALES FROM THE GANGSTER SQUAD, which has become arguably the biggest project in WB’s upcoming slate, save for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES of course. 

Personally, I think that the fact that Beall is back at writing a crime story, and one based off of a book of his, is really interesting. He appears to be right in his wheelhouse here, so hopefully this one can live up to the massive potential.

What do you think?

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