‘L.A. Confidential’ is being adapted for TV

The 1997 film - starring Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger and Danny DeVito - was loosely based on the 1990 novel of the same name

A TV adaptation of L.A. Confidential has been green-lit by US network CBS.

The original 1997 film, directed by the late filmmaker Curtis Hanson, starred the likes of Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger and Danny DeVito. Loosely based on James Ellroy’s 1990 novel of the same name, the success of the movie saw Basinger pick up an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.

L.A. Confidential is now set to be turned into a TV series, with CBS ordering an initial pilot episode. The script for that episode has been written by Gotham and The Mentalist scriptwriter Jordan Harper, with the series expected to be set in the 1950s – albeit with a “modern tone, music and style”, as The Hollywood Reporter notes.

A short synopsis for the reboot of L.A. Confidential has also emerged. “The drama follows the intersecting paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter and an up-and-coming actress, while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of gritty, glamourous 1950s Los Angeles.”

An air date for the new adaptation of L.A. Confidential has yet to be announced.

In other recent reboot news, Selma Blair has revealed that she was heartbroken to discover that there are plans to move ahead with a Hellboy reboot – rather than make a sequel to the movies she was in.