Denzel Washington To Star In ‘Little Things’
According to an exclusive report published in Variety, Denzel Washington will star in the thriller Little Things for Warner Bros. He is seen here attending the premiere of Columbia Pictures’ Equalizer 2 at the TCL Chinese Theatre on July 17, 2018 in Hollywood, California – Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America.
Denzel Washington is in talks to star in the thriller Little Things for Warner Bros., according to an exclusive article published in the well known entertainment industry news magazine Variety by film reporter Justin Kroll.
The Blind Side and The Highwaymen director John Lee Hancock is board to write. He’s also being eyed to direct, though a deal for that has not yet been closed.
The story follows a burned-out Kern County deputy sheriff named Deke, played by Washington, 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. Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past.
Insiders tell Variety that Denzel Washington had been weighing several options as his next project, including directing the Sony pic Journal of Jordan, which Michael B. Jordan recently joined. Ultimately, a recent meeting with Hancock led Washington to choosing Little Things as his next project.
Denzel Washington rarely rushes to a decision, and his commitment to the film will likely lead the studio to look for another A-lister as his co-star, with hopes to begin production by this summer.
Denzel Washington was most recently seen in his first sequel, The Equalizer 2, which went on to become another hit for the actor, grossing $190 million worldwide, including $102 million at the domestic box office.
He is repped by WME.