Matt Damon Reteams With ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ Director James Mangold for Don Winslow Adaptation ‘The Force’

The Playlist | 1/22/2020 | Drew Taylor
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Matt Damon is ready to get back in the drivers’ seat with his “Ford v. Ferrari” director James Mangold for “The Force,” an adaptation of the 2017 Don Winslow novel for 20th Century Pictures, Deadline reports.

Deadline describes Damon’s part (and the movie in general) thusly: “Damon is attached to play Denny Malone, a NYPD detective who runs an elite crime fighting squad, but bends the law so often that he loses the line between good and evil and becomes ensnared in a pending corruption scandal. To stop the city’s long-simmering racial tensions from exploding, he must reconcile the idealistic guardian he still views himself to be, with the corrupt cop he’s become. He under siege from all sides: Harlem drug gangs, the mob he’s in bed with, the brother cops he’s about to destroy, the mayor’s office who fears what he knows and who he can implicate, the federal investigators who want to put him behind bars. But most of all, he struggles with the Faustian bargain on the table that will require him to testify against his loyal but dirty team, weighing...
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