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RED LIGHT by John Silver

PLOT: Flynn Johnson, a young rookie cop in Atlanta suffers from long-term insomnia after killing his veteran partner by accident during a tedious investigation. Drunk and burned out of the incident, Flynn is transferred to the Los Angeles unit for a bizarre twist of events. A murder has taken place in which an honest cop was killed while receiving calls over a neighbor who is accused of drug possession. Knowing that there is more to the case, the young cop gets into the underworld of drugs and corruption as his sanity is pushed to the brink of psychotic breakdown as he discovers the truth behind his mentor's death.

Comparison Pitch: Insomnia meets Alpha Dog meets End of Watch.

MPAA: Rated R for violent content, language including sexual references, and some drug use.

Note: I wouldn't make this much of an high-octane thriller, more so a psychologically troubling movie following the protagonist's insomnia and trauma while keeping the story dark, gritty, and grounded with clues.



CHARACTERS:

Flynn Johnson: Mid to late 20's - A rookie cop suffering from insomnia after killing his mentor by accident; an intuitive man of action and fewer words.
Detective Jensen: Mid 60's - Veteran detective in the LA unit who assigns Flynn the task of locating the suspects in the drug case.
Jamie Willis: Late 20's - Laid back drug dealer with a strong business repertoire.
Sylvia Monroe: Early 20's - Young woman and a witness to her neighbor's raid; Jamie's girlfriend.
Dean Hartigan: Mid 50's - Former cop on the block assigned as neighborhood watch.
Niko Thomas: Mid 20's - Jamie's best friend and wingman for the drug transportation.
Michael Turner: Late 50's - Flynn's well-respected mentor who was killed by accident during a tedious investigation.
Vanessa Doyle: Early 30's to 40's - A persistent and shadowy news reporter trying to crack a headline.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Jeff Nichols 66% 
  2. 2. David Ayer 33% 

Cast Results

Flynn Johnson Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Josh Hutcherson 33% 
  2. 2. Logan Lerman 33% 
  3. 3. Will Poulter 33% 

Detective Jensen Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. John Goodman 100% 

Jamie Willis Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Bob Morley 100% 

Sylvia Monroe Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Naomi Scott 100% 

Dean Hartigan Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Dean Norris 100% 

Niko Thomas Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Dayo Okeniyi 100% 

Michael Turner Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. J.k. Simmons 100% 

Vanessa Doyle Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Jessica Chastain 50% 
  2. 2. Elizabeth Banks 50% 

Comments

  • Rhyder_Hawkman27: Sci-fi drama involving the moon sounds interesting.

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