Less than a month ago, we reported that ABC is going to adapt the James Patterson series of books dedicated to detective Michael Bennett. However, the network will not be limited to one project based on the works of Patterson. According to the Deadline website, the channel's management bought the rights to the TV series, The French Detective.|
The new drama, which is being produced by Luc Besson's EuropaCorp TV Studios, will be based on Patterson's books about detective Luc Moncrieff. The latter will be played by Oscar winner Jean Dujardin.
So far, only three novels about Moncrieff have been published. The future television adaptation is described as an easy and defiant procedural, the protagonist of which will be a Parisian detective who has moved to New York to start life from scratch. Here, Luc Moncrief, together with his partner, investigates the most difficult cases, while trying to forget about his dark past.
The script for the new project was written by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, who previously worked on the epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" and the film adaptation of Assassin's Creed, as well as Jonathan Collier ("Bones"). As for Besson, his ABC show will be his directorial debut on television. For the first time in an American TV series, Jean Dujardin ("The Artist") will also appear, who is often filmed not in Hollywood, but in his native France. Among the latest films with his participation, you can find the comedies "Super Brice" and "Everyone Has Their Own Life and Their Own Sentence.
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