Matt Damon is set to re-team with his Ford v. Ferrari director James Mangold for the crime-drama The Force. 20th Century Studios (formerly 20th Century Fox) is once again on board to distribute.
Based on the best selling novel from Don Winslow, The Force follows New York City detective named Denny Malone, who leads an elite squad of cops called “Da Force” that wages war on drugs, gangs and gun violence. The only problem is that Denny is dirty and is being pursued by the feds for stealing millions after one of the biggest drug busts in the city’s history.
Damon will play Denny Malone.
David Mamet (Hannibal) wrote the first draft of the script, and Mangold is working closely with Scott Frank (Logan) on the rewrite.
Looks like the Walt Disney Company wants to stay in the Damon and Mangold business, Ford v. Ferrari was a financial and critical success. Damon is set to start production on The Last Duel alongside Ben Affleck, Adam Driver, and Jodie Comer, another project set up at 20th Century Studios. While James Mangold is set to direct Timothee Chalamet (Little Women) as a young Bob Dylan in an untitled film for Searchlight Pictures (Fox Searchlight).