Training Day prequel set to go into production – Film Stories

New training day the movie is officially happening, according to recent tax filings – and it looks like it will be filming soon.

Well, it might not be the coolest way to know a movie is in production, but the California Film Commission’s recent list of projects that will receive tax credits includes Training day: Riot day. The project appears to be the long-gestating prequel to Antoine Fuqua’s scorching action thriller “A Day in the Life,” training day which was launched in 2001.

The prequel would be set during the time of the Los Angeles Riots, invoking the shadow of Rodney King, an enraged Los Angeles, and the possible inclusion of Denzel Washington’s son. A return to the world of training day, which charted the fortunes of two very different cops surviving as best they could in a dangerous Los Angeles community, is a rather interesting perspective. There are also a few reasons for this.

First, the set-up: According to reports, the film will take place ten years before the original, two days before the infamous verdict of the trial of police brutality victim Rodney King, which sparked riots in all the city. The rumored cast of John David Washington would be a younger version of Alonzo Harris, the original film’s co-lead, memorably played by Washington’s father Denzel, who won an Oscar for his performance in the 2001 film, is also interesting.

Nick Yarborough has been hired to write the screenplay for the film. the Yarborough scenario, Letters from Rosemary Kennedy, was voted Hollywood Blacklist in 2016 and is currently in development, with Elisabeth Moss attached to star.

We expect to hear casting announcements on this one very soon, so we’ll bring you more updates as we hear them.

Variety

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