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Jose Padilha Tracks Down The Brotherhood
A true-life crime tale

10 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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He’s been busy wrangling the future of law enforcement with the RoboCop remake, but for a possible next film, Jose Padilha has his eye on The Brotherhood.

A real-life memoir by former cop William Oldham (who wrote the tome with Guy Lawson), The Brotherhoods: The True Story Of Two Cops Who Murdered For The Mafia tells the tale of two corrupt detectives, one belonging to the Gambino crime family, the other the Luchese family. Together, the pair threw cases, tipped off suspects, destroyed evidence and, as the title suggests, killed on the orders of their bosses.

Oldham was the police officer who tracked the two men and brought them to justice in a controversial trial. It all has the flavour of a real-life take on The Departed.

Bill Dubuque adapted the book for Warner Bros. and Padilha is in talks to direct. It feels like the right blend of director and material, particularly given Padilha's work on the Elite Squad movies.

RoboCop, meanwhile, will hit our screens on February 7 next year. Padilha is also attached to action drama Tri-Border and drug dealing thriller Marching Powder, so we'll have to wait and see where this fits into his schedule.


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