Ben Stiller To Direct Crooked Cops Drama THE SEVEN FIVE

The folks over at Collider are hearing word that Ben Stiller is looking to follow-up his Award-winning work on ‘Escape at Dannemora,’ with the actor/filmmaker in talks to direct the crime drama ‘The Seven Five.’

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.”

An narrative feature has been in the works for a number of years now, and at one point was set to be directed by British filmmaker Yann Demange (’71,’ ‘White Boy Rick’). You can check out a trailer for Russell’s documentary below.