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William Monahan is going back into the underworld. The Academy Award-winning screenwriter behind The Departed is developing a period crime drama at Starz, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Monahan will pen the script for Crime, which is described as a study of criminal enterprises and scandal across 1960s Britain. The project, which has received a script commitment from the pay cabler, was originally developed as a feature film treatment by Vanessa Sadler. “There’s very little more interesting to me than the '60s in Britain,” Monahan tells THR. “Taken from Profumo to psychedelia, from the London criminal world

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