Denzel Washington in Talks to Join Warner Bros’ ‘Little Things’

Washington to play shady cop with an eye for details

Denzel Washington is in talks with Warner Bros. to join the cop thriller “Little Things,” a person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to TheWrap.

Washington would play Deke, a jaded Kern County police officer with the uncanny ability to spot the “little things” in an investigation and a willingness to break the rules. That unstable combination comes to a head when he must team up with an LASD detective named Baxter to track down a serial killer.

Washington was most recently seen in the first sequel of his career, “The Equalizer 2,” which grossed $102 million domestically at the box office last summer and $190 million worldwide. He is also currently attached to direct Michael B. Jordan in the true-story military drama “Journal For Jordan” for Sony, which would be his fourth project as director.

Washington is repped by WME. The talks were first reported by Variety.