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James Mangold’s next film will take the Logan director back to his Cop Land roots

James Mangold's 1995 film Cop Land, starring Sylvester Stallone

Hot off delivering one of the most critically beloved superhero movies in recent memory, Logan director James Mangold has lined up his next project. Deadline reports that Mangold has signed on to helm The Force, a corrupt-cop caper that seems like it’ll sit firmly in Mangold’s “violent men with good intentions” wheelhouse.

The film is based on an upcoming book by Don Winslow, which has already started receiving rave reviews from advanced readers. (Stephen King called it The Godfather, only for cops.”) This isn’t the first time Mangold has walked in the footsteps of Serpico or The Departed, either; he made his Hollywood debut with 1995’s Cop Land, directing Sylvester Stallone in a tale of small-town police corruption. Now he’ll take on the simmering underbelly of big city policing, bringing Winslow’s tale of a tarnished NYPD detective trying to do the right thing while being attacked by enemies and colleagues alike to the screen.


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