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Good Films to adapt police corruption book LAbyrinth

Good Films, the UK production company founded by Miriam Segal, has acquired the rights to LAbyrinth, Randall Sullivan’s investigative tome into police and political corruption in Los Angeles.

Sullivan’s book, first serialized in Rolling Stone Magazine, details the true events that surround detective Russell Poole’s investigation into a notorious LA bank robbery.

The evidence he uncovers implicates several members of the LAPD, as well as linking them to the payroll of the infamous Death Row Records.

It promises an “insider’s look into the real-life world of renegade cops, rival gangs, racial tensionsand hip-hop celebrities, and unveils the political nightmare surrounding the still unsolved murders of Tupac and Biggie Smalls.”

Producer Segal said: ‘The project is a gritty and compelling story that holds great relevance to modern audiences; it’s an extremely exciting venture for us.’   

The project completes Good Films‘ slate of movies, with budgets ranging from $10m to $52m.

The company has a deal with Glen Basner’s sales outfit FilmNation Entertainment, which will commence this week at the European Film Market.

Good Films will go into production on its first two projects – Invisible, directed by Everado Gout (Days of Grace) and The Infiltrator, helmed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) – this summer.

Other upcoming titles include Postcard Killers, from authors James Patterson and Liza Marklund; When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, from writer Peter Godwin; What I Loved, from author Siri Husvedt; and The F**k It Button, from BAFTA Award-winning director Polly Steele.

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