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Michael Mann Lines Up Cop Thriller 'The Big Stone Grid'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 13, 2012 at 5:31PM

While it's coming on three years since Michael Mann's last feature film, the divisive gangster pic "Public Enemies," he hasn't been sitting idle. His most recent endeavor has been the HBO horse racing drama "Luck" starring Dustin Hoffman, which was immediately renewed for a second season shortly after the first episode aired last month. But he's been keeping his eye on the big screen, signing onto and circling a number of projects in the past year, and now another has come across his desk.
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Michael Mann

While it's coming on three years since Michael Mann's last feature film, the divisive gangster pic "Public Enemies," he hasn't been sitting idle. His most recent endeavor has been the HBO horse racing drama "Luck" starring Dustin Hoffman, which was immediately renewed for a second season shortly after the first episode aired last month. But he's been keeping his eye on the big screen, signing onto and circling a number of projects in the past year, and now another has come across his desk.

Deadline reports that Mann is in talks to develop to direct (man, that's a lot of caveats right there) the cop thriller "The Big Stone Grid." The spec script by S. Craig Zahler was picked up by Sony last year, and it's tantalizingly described as a cross between "Seven" and "Marathon Man," about two New York City cops who uncover an extortion ring. Mann will take a look at the project and take a pass at the script with Zahler and we imagine at that point he'll decide if he wants to direct or not. And he's certainly not without options.

Over the past twelve months he's lined up the racing drama "Go Like Hell" for Fox, the historical epic "Agincourt," the prospecting pic "Gold," and he's also got the gangster tale "Big Tuna" and the biopic "Capa" all brewing in the background. For now he's busy with the second season of "Luck," which begins production this month. Deadline says "Go Like Hell" is likely next, but we don't care which one it is at this point, as long as something pulls together soon.

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