Yann Demange, who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed drama ’71,’ has signed on to take the helm of ‘The Seven Five’ for Sony Pictures, according to Deadline.
Based on Tiller Russell’s documentary of the same name, the story “focuses on Michael Dowd, who was arrested in 1992 for leading a ring of dirty cops for the best part of eight years between 1986-1992. Their crimes included theft, abuse and drug dealing. Dowd’s case exposed widespread corruption in the NYPD and sent him to prison for 14 years.”
John Lesher and Megan Ellison are attached to produce, alongside Eli Holzman who produced the documentary.