FX is teaming with director Peter Berg (The Kingdom) and scribe Sheldon Turner (Magneto) for a dark cop drama with echoes of “Heart of Darkness.”
The untitled project revolves around two law-enforcement agents who are undercover in the world of the Russian Mafia. One is a Kurtz-like figure who’s gone off the grid; the other is an NYPD officer sent in to find the potentially renegade agent.
“They’re two freight trains on a collision course,” said Justin Levy, VP and head of television for Film 44, the company run by Berg and Sarah Aubrey.
Turner, who’s finished a first draft of the script, will serve as an executive producer on the project, along with Berg and Aubrey.
One twist is that the cop who’s gone rogue may end up being more likable than the so-called good cop sent in to find him, Turner said.