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Kimberly Peirce Signed Up To Direct Universal's South Central Gang Member Drama 'The Knife'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • February 17, 2011 1:49 AM
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After not hearing from her for a while, Kimberly Peirce is ready to direct "The Knife," a drama of a South Central gang member-turned-paid FBI informant, for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Apparently, this man's collaboration with the Feds turned over many criminals, including drug lords and murderers. He was so successful that leaders of gangs put out a "kill all snitches" order, placing the informant's life in danger. The premise is based on a true story adapted from the 2008 article "The Inside Man" in GQ Magazine by Guy Lawson. Black List and Nicholl Fellowship-winning screenwriter Vineet Dewan ("Sand Dogs") will pen the script with Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind") producing. The studio first acquired the rights to the article when it came out, but the project has been buried for the past two years.

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