Deadline is reporting that Denzel Washington is in talks to star in the John Lee Hancock-written thriller Little Things at Warner Bros..
The Oscar-winning actor will step into the role of Deke, a burned out Kern County sheriff who teams with LA County Sheriff’s Department detective, Baxter, to reel in a wily serial killer. Deke’s nose for the “little things” (hence the title of the movie) proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. All the while, Deke wrestles with a dark secret from his past. Hancock, who directed The Blindside and Highway Men, is circling the directing chair at Little Things.
Washington recently starred in The Equalizer 2 and is set to direct Journal for Jordan, Sony Pictures’ upcoming adaptation of Pulitzer-winning journalist Dana Cadendy’s bestselling memoir. Oscar-nominated Mudbound scribe Virgil Williams wrote the script while Michael B. Jordan will produce this via his Outlier Society production company and is in talks to star.