Carl Franklin Takes City of Night


Carl Franklin (Out of Time, High Crimes) is attached to direct City of Night, a crime thriller to be co-financed by Meyers Media Group and McDonald Entertainment.

Written by David Chisholm (Kidnapped in Paradise, The Wizard), City of Night features a rookie cop, Emmett Conlin, aspiring to be one of the finest in the Los Angeles Police Department – until he’s unexpectedly lured into the toughest crime unit in the city and finds that his greatest danger lies within the department. Drawn into a web of deceit and betrayal by a veteran cop who has corrupted all that he touches, Emmett becomes the target of an elaborate psychological game to destroy him. Set against the teeming and dangerous backdrop of South Central L.A., City of Night is said to be “an explosive, sexually intense thriller in the tradition of ‘LA Confidential’ and ‘The Departed’.”

The film will be produced by Brendan McDonald of McDonald Entertainment and Jesse B’Franklin, and executive produced by Lawrence Meyers (Unfaithful) and Randy Dannenberg of Meyers Media Group.