Plans are afoot for a new Training Day movie.

The shadow of Rodney King, an enraged L.A. and the possible inclusion of Denzel Washington’s son? Consider our interest piqued…

Boy, does this sound like an interesting project. Whilst we’re all for fresh and original storytelling here at Film Stories, a return to the world of Training Day, the brilliant Antoine Fuqua-helmed ‘day in a life’ movie the charted the fortunes of two very different cops, surviving as best as they could in a dangerous L.A. community, is a rather interesting prospect. There’s a few reasons for that too. Firstly, the setup: according to Collider, the film will take place ten years before the original, two days before the infamous verdict in the trial of police brutality victim, Rodney King, that sparked riots across the city.

Also interesting is the potential casting of John David Washington as a younger version of Alonzo Harris, the original film’s co-lead, memorably portrayed by Washington’s father, Denzel, who bagged an Oscar for his performance in the 2001 film. Nick Yarborough has been engaged to pen the script for the film. Yarborough’s script, Letters from Rosemary Kennedy, was voted onto the Hollywood blacklist in 2016 and is currently in development, with Elisabeth Moss attached to star.

More news as we hear it.

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