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Frank Darabont to Adapt L.A. Noir for TNT

Director and producer Frank Darabont will adapt John Buntin’s nonfiction book, L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, as a potential series for TNT.

The cable network has ordered a pilot for the series, a show dramatizing the real life battles between police chief William Parker and the gangster Mickey Cohen. Most recently, Darabont helped create the hit comic book adaptation, The Walking Dead.

Darabont had this statement in the release: “Buntin’s superb book, though non-fiction, is our touchstone and inspiration for the stories we’ll be telling, weaving fiction throughout the facts and facts throughout the fiction. The book provides elements that are irresistible, a big canvas with endless possibilities. The goal is to deliver on the tone that the title L.A. Noir promises: a smart, gritty, authentic, period noir drama.”

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