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Michael Dinner To Direct ‘L.A. Confidential’ CBS Drama Pilot

Michael Dinner (Justified) has been tapped to direct and executive produce CBS drama pilot L.A. Confidential, based on James Ellroy's noir classic novel, from Arnon Milchan, producer of the acclaimed 1997 L.A. Confidential movie, CBS TV Studios, New Regency and Lionsgate TV. Written by Jordan Harper, L.A. Confidential follows three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress whose paths intersect as the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among…
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CBS gives pilot order to L.A. Confidential TV series

Back in September of last year it was announced that CBS had tapped Jordan Harper (The Mentalist) to develop a TV adaptation of James Ellroy’s L.A. Confidential, and now comes word from Variety that the project has officially received a pilot order.

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.

See Also: The First L.A. Confidential TV Show

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
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‘L.A. Confidential’ Lands CBS Pilot Order Alongside Eric Holder, Ava DuVernay Projects

‘L.A. Confidential’ Lands CBS Pilot Order Alongside Eric Holder, Ava DuVernay Projects
CBS has ordered four additional drama pilots for the 2018-19 season.

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
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‘L.A. Confidential’, Eric Holder-Inspired ‘Main Justice’ Among 4 CBS Drama Pilots From Top Producers

‘L.A. Confidential’, Eric Holder-Inspired ‘Main Justice’ Among 4 CBS Drama Pilots From Top Producers
CBS is wrapping its drama pilot orders with nods to Red Line, a racially-charged one-hour executive produced by Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti, Main Justice, inspired by and executive produced by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, with Jerry Bruckheimer also exec producing; L.A. Confidential, based on James Ellroy's noir classic novel and executive produced by Arnon Milchan; and The Code, executive produced by Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman. Red Line Written by…
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Ava DuVernay Police Shooting Drama, ‘La Confidential’ Adaptation Among CBS Pilot Orders

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CBS has picked up four more drama pilots, including a police shooting drama from Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti, and a TV adaptation of “L.A. Confidential.” DuVernay and Berlanti’s “Red Line” follows three families all somehow connected to a shooting incident in which a white cop in Chicago mistakenly kills a black doctor. Erica Weiss and “Supergirl” alum Caitlin Parrish will write the pilot and co-executive produce. Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions is also an executive producer on the Warner Bros. TV project. Also Read: 'Magnum Pi,' 'Cagney & Lacey' Reboots Ordered to Pilot by CBS James Ellroy’s novel “L.A. Confidential” is being adapted...
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L.A. Confidential Adaptation Leads CBS' Four New Drama Pilot Orders

Yes, yet another ’90s favorite is getting turned into a new TV pilot. (But hey, at least it’s not an old TV show this time.)

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,
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L.A. Noire Review (PS4)

Let’s make one thing clear: this year’s release of L.A. Noire is not a remaster. A remaster implies a game that has had its guts ripped out, assembled on the gurney and lovingly put back together again. Look no further than the handling of the gorgeous Uncharted Collection, which came to life anew. By contrast, L.A. Noire, resuscitated here for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, is more a straight port. Sure, load times and framerates get a very minor bump. Textures are cleaner. Edges are finer. Lighting is improved. But you’ll have to squint to notice these differences at all. Fans of the original expecting a generational leap forward will walk away disappointed.

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
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Did an Accused Pimp With Hollywood Connections Kill ‘The Black Dahlia?’

In a new book, British author Piu Eatwell reveals unpublicized details about the notorious 1940’s murder mystery of the “Black Dahlia,” presenting a case that the starlet’s killer was an accused pimp who had Hollywood connections.

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.
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Blu-ray Review – L.A. Confidential: 20th Anniversary Edition

L.A. Confidential, 1997.

Directed by Curtis Hanson.

Starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, and Danny DeVito.

Synopsis:

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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20 Years Later, ‘L.A. Confidential’ Ranks as One of the Best Movies of the ’90s

20 Years Later, ‘L.A. Confidential’ Ranks as One of the Best Movies of the ’90s
Two years ago, the Library of Congress inducted L.A. Confidential, the 1997 neo-noir film directed by the late Curtis Hanson, into the National Film Registry. The movie hadn’t even reached its twentieth anniversary yet, but it did last month, even as word came that CBS is developing a television adaptation of James Ellroy’s original novel. Having […]

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20th Anniversary Edition of L.A. Confidential Arrives on Blu-Ray & DVD

Director Curtis Hanson and a terrific cast serve up a “thrilling tale of police corruption and Hollywood glamour” (Marshall Fine, Gannett Newspapers) in this film based on James Ellroy’s novel. Three cops (Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce), a call girl (Kim Basinger), a mysterious millionaire (David Strathairn), a tabloid journalist (Danny DeVito) and the …

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Black Dahlia by Rick Geary

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I’m in danger of turning into a broken record on this subject: Geary has been doing the same thing brilliantly for so long that I’ve run out of different ways to say it.

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.
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CBS planning L.A. Confidential TV series

According to Variety, CBS is developing a TV adaptation of L.A. Confidential, which is based upon James Ellroy’s novel of the same name, with Jordan Harper (The Mentalist, Gotham) set to write and executive produce.

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.
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CBS is Developing a Crime Series Based on L.A. Confidential

CBS is developing a TV series based James Ellroy's classic crime novel L.A. Confidential. Most people are probably more familiar with the 1997 film adaptation directed by Curtis Hanson, which starred Kim Basinger, Russel Crowe, Kevin Spacey, James Cromwell, and Danny DeVito. I'm a fan of that movie, but the book is so much better! If you haven't read it, you need to check it out.

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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‘L.A. Confidential’ TV Show in Development at CBS

‘L.A. Confidential’ TV Show in Development at CBS
L.A. Confidential, the 1990 noir mystery novel by author James Ellroy that was adapted into a feature film in 1997, is getting the small-screen treatment…again. An L.A. Confidential TV show pilot debuted back in the early 2000s, but didn’t move forward as a series. Now, a new report indicates that CBS is developing a new TV version […]

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L.A. Confidential TV series in the works

Nick Harley Kirsten Howard Sep 7, 2017

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
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CBS developing TV adaptation of L.A. Confidential

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Here we go again. Several years after the success of L.A. Confidential, a TV pilot based upon the James Ellroy novel was developed which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Josh Hopkins, Melissa George, and Eric Roberts. The series wasn't picked up at the time, but now it appears that CBS will be the ones to give the project another shot. Once again based on James Ellroy's classic... Read More...
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