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An NYPD Detective’s Take On Police Fiction

Spiegel & Grau

When Speakeasy recently interviewed Edward Conlon about his new novel, “Red on Red,” we were curious to know if most crime fiction holds up for him as a reader, considering he knows the ins and outs of the job as an NYPD detective. “I don’t read that much police fiction,” Conlon said. “I never read Sherlock Holmes as a kid. Not too many police procedurals. I do read tons of police non-fiction, which sometimes sets off your Bs meter.
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Marty Adlestein And Shawn Levy Set Up Projects At Fox & CBS

  • Deadline TV
Marty Adelstein and Shawn Levy’s recently launched TV production company, 21 Laps/Adelstein, has sold its first two projects. Both will be produced through 20th Century Fox TV, where the company is based with an overall deal. The first project from the company, which is run by former Brillstein TV executive Becky Clements, is a drama at Fox based on Neil McMahon’s series of novels about sleuthing physician Carroll Monks. Cane creator Cynthia Cidre is writing. Cidre also recently penned the Dallas reboot at TNT, which has been picked up to pilot. 21 Laps/Adelstein’s second project is a Kung-Fu cop series from writer Neil Tolkin, which has been sold to CBS. Tolkin co-wrote another cop drama for 20th TV, Blue Blood, 3 years ago. It was picked up to pilot at NBC with Brett Ratner directing and producing.
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Next For Brett Ratner: A New Action-Comedy?

  • Screen Rant
Brett Ratner, the man behind all three Rush Hour movies, as well as X-Men 3: United (comic book fans… attack!), has a lot of potential projects up in the air at the moment. Those listed as upcoming for him are either not happening at all or are nowhere near getting going. However, according to the man himself, the film closest to actually being made is one called Trump Heist, which would see him returning to the type of action/crime-comedy of the Rush Hour movies.

Penned by Ocean’s Eleven writer Ted Griffin, the film tells the story of a bunch of employees at Trump Tower who plan together to rip-off some of the mega-rich residents of the building. The only cast member officially signed on thus far is Eddie Murphy as the leader of the crew, but Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Ratner regular Chris Tucker (I know… shocking!
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Brett Ratner on Conan, Beverly Hills Cop 4 and Trump Heist

MovieLine caught up with director Brett Ratner to find out about the many projects he has listed on IMDb, including "Conan" and "Beverly Hills Cop 4." * Blue Blood: "That's a pilot I shot for NBC; it's not going to air." * Carnavale 3-D: "I don't know why that's on my IMDb. That was a documentary I was offered by Quincy Jones . a documentary on Brazilian music. Why is that on there? That was years ago. I don't know if he ended up doing it or not." * Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra: "That's a book I'm developing. We're still working on the script. You know, when the studio buys the property and it gets announced, all of the sudden it's like, 'They're making the movie!'" * Conan: "Yes. That's something I'm actively attached to. We're just budgeting the script and trying to figure out when's a good time and where to shoot it.
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Brett Ratner Talks Upcoming Projects

Currently attached to no fewer than nine projects, director Brett Ratner is one busy guy. Wondering where all these various projects stand, MovieLine recently caught up with Ratner and asked him to clarify details about the several projects listed under his IMDb profile...including the more anticipated ones that everyone (Ok, some people) want to know about: Conan and Beverly Hills Cop 4.

Here's what he had to say about each:

Blue Blood: "That's a pilot I shot for NBC; it's not going to air."

Carnavale 3-D: "I don't know why that's on my IMDb. That was a documentary I was offered by Quincy Jones — a documentary on Brazilian music. Why is that on there? That was years ago. I don't know if he ended up doing it or not."

Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra: "That's a book I'm developing. We're still working on the script. You know,
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Hernandez draws 'Blood' for NBC, Ratner

Hernandez draws 'Blood' for NBC, Ratner
April Lee Hernandez has joined NBC's drama pilot Blue Blood, to be directed by Brett Ratner.

Based on Edward Conlon's memoir, the 20th TV-produced Blood is an ensemble show about NYPD rookie cops assigned to street patrol. The show centers on one of the cops, Ed (Logan Marshall-Green), a Harvard graduate.

Hernandez will play Sofia, a rookie NYPD cop who comes from the streets. The actress, whose credits include the feature Freedom Writers and a recurring role on NBC's ER, is repped by Gersh and Rugolo Entertainment.

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