‘The Force’ Movie: Matt Damon Reunites With Director James Mangold for Don Winslow Crime Thriller

/Film | 1/22/2020 | Ben Pearson
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Author Don Winslow‘s 2017 novel The Force earned Hollywood’s attention before it was even published. But now the project is gaining steam, because a new report says that Matt Damon (Jason Bourne) is set to reunite with his Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold to star in an upcoming movie adaptation.

We’ve known for a while that Logan and Cop Land director James Mangold was attached to direct a movie version of The Force, but today, Deadline reported that Matt Damon has signed on to play the lead role of a corrupt cop. Here’s how the outlet describes the plot:

Damon - Denny - Malone - NYPD - Detective

Damon is attached to play Denny Malone, a NYPD detective who runs an elite crime fighting squad, but bends the law so often that he loses the line between good and evil and becomes ensnared in a pending corruption scandal. To stop the city’s long-simmering racial tensions from exploding, he must reconcile the idealistic guardian he still views himself to be, with the corrupt cop he’s become. He’s under siege from all sides: Harlem drug gangs, the mob he’s in bed with, the brother cops he’s about to destroy, the mayor’s office who fears what he knows and who he can implicate, the federal investigators who want to put him behind bars. But most of all,...
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