Barry Levinson Boards Train

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Barry Levinson will direct Train, an L.A. Confidential-style noir based on Pete Dexter’s novel, for Lakeshore Entertainment.

The Hollywood Reporter says the screenplay was written by Allison Burnett, who is also writing the Fame reboot for Lakeshore.

The 1950s-set Train centers on Miller Packard, a white sergeant in the San Diego Police Department, and a young black golf caddy named Lionel “Train” Walk, who harbors knowledge of a murder, and what happens when the characters collide. The mystery also explores themes of city politics and racism in midcentury Southern California.

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