Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington are in final negotiations to co-star in the thriller, Lakeview Terrace for Screen Gems and Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment.

David Loughery wrote the screenplay about a black LAPD officer (Jackson) who will stop at nothing to force out the interracial couple who just moved in next door. The Hollywood Reporter adds Washington would play the female half of the couple.

No director is attached, and casting is under way for the white male lead; shooting on Lakeview Terrace is scheduled to start in May in Los Angeles.