Dennis Lehane, the writer of books like Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, and Shutter Island that have been made into profitable films, tackles another person’s supply materials for his newest undertaking. The six-episode Apple TV+ restricted collection Black Bird, based mostly on the e book In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemption, follows convicted drug seller Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton) as he’s provided a diminished sentence in trade for extracting info from suspected serial killer Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser).
Awards Radar had the prospect to talk with Lehane about working with this gifted solid, which additionally consists of the late Ray Liotta, tackling the story on this format, and different tasks which will or might not be arising for him. It seems that his preliminary involvement with Black Bird was fairly reluctant:
“The book was placed in my hands by producer Kary Antholis, and I didn’t want to read it, to be honest with you. I don’t like serial killers, and I don’t like prisons, so it was already two strikes against the material. And then Kary just said, come on, man, just read it, just read it. And I trusted his tastes, so I read it. Right near the end of it, I said, ooh, I think I know a way in to the story that I want to tell.”
When requested in regards to the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the movie model of Mystic River and whether or not he’s been reflecting again, Lehane provided a window into his philosophy:
“No, I haven’t. I’m not a look back-er guy. I don’t look back. There’s a great line in Heat that I always quote to define myself. ‘All I am is what I’m going after.’ In terms of my career, I never look back. I’m just always thinking, what’s the next thing, what’s the next thing. I haven’t given it a bit of thought, sorry.”
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The collection finale of Black Bird debuts Friday, August fifth on Apple TV+.