Apple TV+ is nearing a series order for “Sinking Spring” starring Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, reports Deadline.
The series is being written by Peter Craig, who is fresh from a story by credit on “Top Gun: Maverick” and “The Batman,” which he co-wrote with Matt Reeves. Ridley Scott (“Alien,” “Blade Runner”) is directing.
According to Deadline, “Sinking Spring” is based on the book Dennis Tafoya’s book, “Dope Thief,” and follows long-time Philly friends and delinquents who pose as DEA agents to rob an unknown house in the countryside, only to have their small-time grift become a life-and-death enterprise, as they unwittingly reveal and unravel the biggest hidden narcotics corridor on the Eastern seaboard.
“Sinking Spring” will be produced by Scott Free Productions, which has a first-look TV deal with Apple. Scott is already working with Apple TV+ on “Kitbag,” a film starring Joaquin Phoenix playing Napoleon Bonaparte and Vanessa Kirby playing Josephine.
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