Looks like Django Unchained co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx are anxious for another team-up. Warner Bros. has acquired the feature rights to S. Craig Zahler’s upcoming crime-thriller novel, Mean Business on North Ganson Street. The picture centers on two disgraced police detectives who are forced to put a stop to a rash of cop killings in a small Missouri town. DiCaprio would produce through his Appian Way banner with partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran; Zahler penning the script. Hit the jump for more.
Deadline reports that DiCaprio and Foxx are attached to Mean Business on North Ganson Street, the source novel of which is still being shopped to publishers. According to the write-up, the story “starts off with a bang [with] a hardened detective (DiCaprio) who, after being told by a man that his beautiful wife is missing, tells him she is a hooker who obviously made off with his money. After the man commits a desperate tragic act right in the squad room, the disgraced detective is sent to a hellhole rust belt town called Victory, Missouri, where violent crime is skyrocketing. Partnered with an equally bad-assed detective who was demoted for publicly brutalizing a suspect (Foxx) [sic], the new partners get to do some real work. Police officers start showing up dead execution-style, and the cops think it might be open season on Victory’s police department.” I’m hoping Foxx is playing the second detective and not the brutalized suspect as is suggested in Deadline’s report.