Writer-director Barry Levinson is heading to Baltimore with Sixty-Six, a story about a group of characters coming of age in 1966 Baltimore on the eve of significant historical events such as the counterculture movement and the war in Vietnam, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Levinson will write and direct from his own novel.
The protagonist in Sixty-Six is a staffer at a local television station, whom some have noted is a stand-in for Levinson and his professional and personal life. Like one of the director's most famous works, Sixty-Six also will feature a diner as the center of social activity.
"It's really the last of the diner stories," Levinson said of Sixty-Six. "It's about a world that's on he cusp of a big change and a group of people who are on the cusp of adulthood."
In looking at the interaction of politics and celebrity, the movie explores another passion of Levinson's, which he examined in such satires as Wag the Dog and Man of the Year.
No production date has been set.