Carl Franklin to Direct Thriller ‘City of Night’

The "Devil in a Blue Dress" director will oversee the Los Angeles-based cop tale for Meyers Media Group and McDonald Entertainment

Carl Franklin will direct “City of Night,” a Los Angeles-based thriller, for Meyers Media Group and McDonald Entertainment.

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The two companies will co-finance the film with Brendan McDonald and Jesse B’Franklin producing.

David Chisholm’s script follows Emmett Conlin, a rookie cop who joins the Los Angeles Police Department’s toughest crime unit. Conlin is drawn into a web of deceit and corruption that threatens his job and his life.

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Franklin is known for directing films such as “Devil in a Blue Dress,” “Nowhere to Run” and “Out of Time.”

Most recently, he has been working in television, directing the pilot of TNT's "Falling Skies" and the premiere of Starz' "Magic City."