Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx Reteam in S. Craig Zahler Crime Novel Adaptation MEAN BUSINESS ON NORTH GANSON STREET

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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.

leonardo-dicaprio-jamie-foxxDeadline 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.

DiCaprio next stars in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, while Foxx stars opposite Channing Tatum in Roland Emmerich’s White House Down opening this weekend.




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  • 97point6

    They need to keep this small, gritty and absolutely no hint of a buddy movie. But, then again, what are the chances they’ll allow the actors to just act?

  • lobtaylor

    I never gave Jamie Foxx much credit as an actor(never thought he had the chops) until I saw Django Unchained , He lived and breath the part. So I’ll be watching Mr Foxx in future.

    • Josh Ochoa

      some one hasn’t seen “RAY” Jamie Foxx was nominated for an oscar for that movie

      • hova

        he actually won an oscar for that movie… someone doesn’t know their shit

      • Josh Ochoa

        forgot what year it was

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