Described as a modern take on the novel, which was previously adapted for the big screen in 1997, the TV drama will see the lives of three homicide detectives, a female reporter and an up-an-coming actress intersect during the investigation into a sadistic serial killer in the gritty and glamorous 1950’s Los Angeles.
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Along with L.A. Confidential, CBS has also granted pilot orders to legal dramas The Code and Main Justice, as well as the Ava DuVernay-executive produced Red Line, a drama which explores the mistaken shooting of a black doctor by a white police officer
“L.A. Confidential” is billed as a modern take on James Ellroy’s novel — which was the basis the 1997 feature film starring Kim Basinger. In it the paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter and an up-and-coming actress intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of gritty, glamorous 1950’s Los Angeles. Jordan Harper is writing and serves as executive producer alongside Arnon Milchan. New Regency, Lionsgate Television and CBS Television Studios are producing.
“Red Line,” from writers and executive producers Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss, hails from Warner Bros. Television. After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, the show follow three different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective. Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter also serve as executive producers. CBS Television
CBS has ordered a quartet of new drama pilots for the 2018-19 TV season, TVLine has learned, led by L.A. Confidential, a new take on the James Ellroy detective novel that inspired the Oscar-winning 1997 film. Jordan Harper (Gotham, The Mentalist) will pen the pilot and serve as an executive producer on the project, should it go to series.
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Like the novel and film,
And truth be told, visuals matter in La Noire. This is the game after all that sold itself on the merits of its motion capture technology, a process that transplanted
On the morning of January, 15, 1947, the mutilated body of aspiring Hollywood actress Elizabeth Short was discovered on the sidewalk of a Los Angeles parking lot. The 22-year-old’s body was found cut in half. She had been bathed and drained of blood.
As details of her gruesome murder began to emerge, the press dubbed her the Black Dahlia after the exotic but intoxicating flower.
Directed by Curtis Hanson.
Starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, and Danny DeVito.
L.A. Confidential has been reissued on DVD and Blu-ray for its 20th anniversary. Unfortunately, nothing new was created for this release, so owners of the 2008 Blu-ray can skip this one, although those who have the earlier two-disc DVD Special Edition may want to upgrade to a high-def copy of the movie. A code for a digital copy is included too.
L.A. Confidential is one of those movies that bears repeat viewings. While its story of three La police officers gradually uncovering deep-rooted corruption may seem simple on its surface, the plot adds the complexities of Hollywood’s seedy underside to the proceedings. Set in any other city, it might be a more straightforward narrative, but La’s mystique gives the story another layer for viewers to navigate.
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Black Dahlia is the seventh in his “Treasury of XXth Century Murder,” which followed eight similar books in the “Treasury of Victorian Murder” (and one even earlier book, The Treasury of Victorian Murder, Vol. 1, a miscellaneous collection that was the prototype for the whole sub-career). Each one is a roughly comic-book-sized hardcover, of about eighty pages, telling the story of one famous historical murder. He’s done Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield, Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes, Sacco and Vanzetti and several more not as well-known in the 21st century. Each book is carefully researched and filled with maps and diagrams of the towns and murder locations — all drawn by Geary in his precise but puckish style.
The 1990 novel was adapted for the big screen in 1997, with Curtis Hanson directing a cast that included Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Russel Crowe, Kevin Spacey, James Cromwell, and Danny DeVito. It won two Oscars – Best Supporting Actress (Basinger) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Hanson and Brian Helgeland) – and was nominated for a further seven, including Best Picture.
Following the success of the movie, a TV pilot was shot with Kiefer Sutherland and Eric Roberts starring, but it failed to get a series pickup and was included as a bonus feature on the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release. Ellroy also attempted to get a sequel series off the ground back in 2013, but was unsuccessful.
According to Variety, the series will follow "the paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter, and a Hollywood actress as they intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer through the seedy underbelly of 1950’s Los Angeles."
L.A. Confidential is one of four books in Ellroy's "L.A. Quartet" series. The crime fiction novels, which also consisted of The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, and White Jazz, are set in the late 1940s through the late 1950s in Los Angeles.
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James Ellroy's classic noir novel L.A. Confidential, which spawned the hit 1997 film of the same name, is getting the TV treatment...
Add it to the list - L.A. Confidential is set to be the latest 90s movie getting the TV treatment, with CBS developing a new adaptation of James Ellroy’s classic noir novel.
Arnon Milchan, the Oscar-nominated producer of the 1997 film, is behind the project with New Regency, and Gotham producer Jordan Harper is working on the script for the new series. Lionsgate Television is also on board.
The third of Ellroy’s L.A. Quartet book series, L.A. Confidential is a ‘50s-set L.A. noir that centres on three homicide detectives, a female journalist and a famous actress whose lives become intertwined after a series of sadistic murders. Adapted for the silver screen in 97, L.A. Confidential was co-written
CBS is looking into adapting the James Ellroy novel L.A. Confidential for television, Deadline reports. The novel was the basis for the 1997 film of the same name, which was nominated for nine Academy Awards and kickstarted
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