Daniel Adams To Direct ‘The Walk’; Jeremy Breslau Helming ‘Serpens’; Tomas Leach Boards ‘Flight Rules’

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Daniel Adams To Direct ‘The Walk’; Jeremy Breslau Helming ‘Serpens’; Tomas Leach Boards ‘Flight Rules’
The Ledge producer Michael Mailer has teamed with Hank Blumenthal to produce an inspired-by-true-events period drama, The Walk, with Daniel Adams attached to direct from a script he co-wrote with George Powell. The screenplay was originated by Powell, a former drug dealer whom Adams discovered while he was incarcerated. Upon his release, Powell turned to screenwriting and The Walk will mark his first produced script.

The story centers on Boston Irish cop Bill Coughlin as he is faced with his own suppressed racist attitude and fierce social pressure after being assigned to protect black high school students as they are bused into all-white South Boston High during the court-ordered forced integration of the Boston School System in 1974, which resulted in brutal violence and city-wide protests.

Mailer, Blumenthal and Adams are longtime collaborators having worked together on various films throughout the past 30 years starting with the Sandra Bullock starre,
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