Barry Levinson has signed on to direct Train, an L.A. Confidential-style noir based on Pete Dexter's novel, for Lakeshore Entertainment. Allison Burnett is writing the screenplay.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 1950s-set Train centers on Miller Packard, a white sergeant in the San Diego Police Department, and a young black golf caddy named Lionel Train Walk, who harbors knowledge of a murder, and what happens when the characters collide. The mystery also explores themes of city politics and racism in midcentury Southern California.
No production date has been set.