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Old 03-03-07, 01:08 AM
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"L.A. Confidential" sequels

TMZ has learned that the creative team and stars from the original "L.A. Confidential" are in discussions with Twentieth Century Fox-based Regency Enterprises about reteaming for a sequel to the Oscar-winning noir script.

No doubt, their discussions will cause some consternation to Joe Carnahan ("Narc") who's already announced plans to direct his own "L.A. Confidential" sequel: An adaptation of James Ellroy's "White Jazz" with George Clooney toplining as Det. David Klein. "Jazz" is the fourth book in Ellroy's Los Angeles tetralogy. "LA Confidential" was the third, preceded by "The Black Dahlia" and "The Big Nowhere."

Insiders tell TMZ that the Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland sequel being discussed wouldn't rely on the plot of "White Jazz," but simply pick up where "L.A. Confidential" left off: With Lt. Ed Exley (originally played by Guy Pearce), a rising star in the LAPD, and Officer Bud White (originally played by Russell Crowe), now an ex-cop who lives with an ex-whore. As of last month, Pearce was being mulled for a part in "White Jazz," but he downplayed the rumors at a press conference to promote the new Andy Warhol film "Factory Girl." Indeed, in Ellroy's "White Jazz," Exley's character actually has a very small part; in Helgeland and Hanson's project, it could potentially be made far larger. No deals have been made, but the discussions are on-going. We'll keep you updated.

* * * I really hope the Curtin Hanson sequel pans out.
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Leave it alooooooooone.
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No matter what, I hope the Joe Carnahan one falls through.
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I don't like Joe Carnahan. I'm pulling for the Russell Crowe/Guy Pearce/Curtis Hanson one.
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I like Joe Carnahan's work to date but I can't really see him doing noir.

I haven't read White Jazz, but if they can get a good script and the cast together with Curtis Hanson on board then why not?
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If Curtis Hanson never directed 8 Mile, In Her Shoes, and Lucky You, I'd be all over this; but he did and I'm not.

Ironically, L.A. Confidential also happens to be the only decent film Brian Helgeland has ever participated in.
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I didn't see 8 Mile and I don't want to see Lucky You but In Her Shoes was actually a good movie. I was kind of blown away.

I think both should get made, just because it would be interesting to see how they compare to each other and all that garbage.
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Curtis Hanson sequel sounds good.
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Originally Posted by project86
Leave it alooooooooone.
Old 03-08-07, 11:53 AM
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In this case where the book sequels are out there, I'm fine with them giving them a try as movies. In that case, i don't feel they're pooing on the original.

Though I say get Pearce and Crowe

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