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Copper Movie In The Pipeline
1860s New York's finest to get the big-screen treatment?

23 September 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Deadline Hollywood

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If you haven't seen Copper - and you wouldn't be alone in that - the first original scripted series from BBC America got off to a storming start before the ratings fizzled out. It found itself cancelled after two seasons of Civil War-era dramatics in Manhattan's Five Points neighbourhood. According to Deadline, however, Copper is far from over. In fact, the scoop is that the creative forces behind the show are working on bringing it to the big screen, with a story that would pick up roughly where Lincoln left off, at a fascinating period in American history.

The newly-unified states are still nursing deep wounds and the country remains in shock from news of the President's assassination. So we're talking Gangs Of New York meets Hill Street Blues? Sort of.

Any big-screen treatment would no doubt use the show's protagonist, Irish immigrant cop Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), to get under the skin of the conflicted nation, all while busting down doors, wooing ladies and solving crimes. Natch.

Watch this space for more on Copper: The Movie as it comes.


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