According to Variety, director John Lee Hancock, best known for ‘The Blind Side’ and ‘The Highwaymen’, will helm the Warner Bros project from his own script.
The story revolves around a burned-out Kern County deputy sheriff named Deke, who teams with a crack LASD detective, Baxter, to reel in a wily serial killer.
Deke’s nose for the “little things” proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma.
If finalised, Rami Malek will take on the role of Baxter.
The studio hopes to begin production on the project by this summer.
The 38-year-old actor is currently working on ‘Bond 25’, where he is playing the villain. The film is scheduled for release on April 3, 2020.