Variety reported this morning that music producer Damon Dash and Robert De Niro (through Tribeca Prods.), under the umbrella of Universal Pictures, will collaborate to bring the story of Larry Davis (Not Larry David. That's a different movie.) to the big screen. As a teenager, Davis shot and wounded six NYPD cops and went on the run, successfully hiding out for more than two weeks, despite having been shot in the head. Eventually, the FBI made a highly unusual deal with him, and Davis gave himself up in exchange for a Bureau promise to "investigate local police corruption." Among other things, Davis alleged that, in his youth, he had been forced by cops to participate in drug deals.

There has already been at least one documentary made about Davis and his story; this new project will be a fictional feature, for which a writer is currently being sought.
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