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Denzel Washington may go serial killer-hunting for Warner Bros.

The Academy Award winner is reportedly in negotiations to join the upcoming thriller "Little Things." Sources tell Variety that he'd star as Deke, a Kern County deputy sheriff with a penchant for picking up small details. Writer-director John Lee Hancock ("The Highwaymen") penned the script and is said to be in contention to helm the project.

"Little Things" centers on Deke as he tries to catch a calculating serial killer with the help of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detective named Baxter. Deke, who has a dark secret, will apparently be willing to skirt the rules, placing Baxter in a terrible position. So far, no actor has been reported as a front-runner to play Baxter.

Washington is, of course, in high demand, and Variety reports that he has multiple options to consider. While many actors may opt to star in several films in a year given the chance, Washington isn't one of them. His most recent films include 2018's "The Equalizer 2," 2017's "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," and 2016's "Fences" and "The Magnificent Seven."

[via: Variety]