The Night Watchman: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spike Lee is in negotiations to direct The Night Watchman, an original screenplay by noir novelist James Ellroy.

Set in Los Angeles in the early '90s, the project is described as being in the vein of Ellroy's L.A. Confidential.

An ensemble piece, the thriller/drama revolves around a cop who uncovers corruption and must resolve the problem in order to redeem himself. The film is aiming to shoot early next year.

Brian B.