Jose Padilha Circling THE BROTHERHOOD

Brazilian filmmaker in talks for true crime thriller.

THR is reporting that Jose Padilha, the filmmaker behind MGM’s upcoming reboot of ‘Robocop,’ has entered into negotiations to direct the crime thriller ‘The Brotherhood.’

An adaptation of the book ‘The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia,’ the crime thriller is the chilling account of the shocking crimes of NYPD detectives Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito, notorious rogue cops found guilty in April 2006 of the ultimate form of police corruption — shielding their criminal deeds behind their badges while they worked for the mafia.

Published in 2007, the book was penned by prize-winning journalist Guy Lawson and William Oldham, the brilliant detective who quietly and relentlessly investigated the rogue cops for seven years.

Screenwriter Bill Dubuque is on board to provide the screenplay.