Thursday, July 27, 2017

Development News - Showtime Orders Pilot for Drama 'City on a Hill' from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

Development News - July 27, 2017

Showtime's City on a Hill.

  • CITY ON A HILL (Drama) - Written by Chuck MacLean; Directed by Gavin O'Connor; Executed produced by MacLean, O'Connor, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jennifer Todd and James Mangold. Produced by Pearl Street Films. Logline: In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm, and then it all suddenly changed. At the center is an African-American District Attorney who comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and the unlikely alliance he forms with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran who is invested in maintaining the status quo. Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston's city-wide criminal justice system.