"Django Unchained" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx are set to play bad-ass detectives in "Mean Business on North Ganson Street," an adaptation of S. Craig Zahler's upcoming crime novel that has just been acquired by Warner Bros.
Zahler ("The Brigands of Rattleborge") will write the script, and DiCaprio will produce with his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran.
"Mean Business" marks the first major deal made by Greg Silverman since he was promoted to run the studio's worldwide feature film production arm in the wake of Jeff Robinov's departure.
Story follows a disgraced detective (DiCaprio) who is sent to Victory, Missouri, where violent crime is skyrocketing. He's partnered with another detective (Foxx) who was demoted for brutalizing a suspect. When police officers start showing up dead, they get to work on finding the person responsible for declaring open season on Victory's police department.
Zahler is prepping to direct "Bone Tomahawk," which stars Kurt Russell and Timothy Olyphant.
Deadline broke the news.