In a brief span of his profession, Chadwick Boseman gave us memorable performances. Be it 42’s Jackie Robinson or Black Panther’s T’Challa, the actor has left a legacy behind and an inspiration for the actors who crave variation. But what if we are saying, the late actor may have been part of a possible LA Confidential sequel? Stay tuned to know an fascinating story.
Without a single doubt, LA Confidential is one essentially the most celebrated neo-noir crime thrillers in world cinema. The movie was an enormous industrial and important success again in 1997. And after all, who can neglect it grabbing two Oscars (Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay). Over the years, the thriller has made an enormous fan following, and on followers’ demand, a sequel was deliberate.
Yes, you learn that proper! A draft was prepared and every part was falling in line however Warner Bros didn’t agree. While chatting with The Ringer, Brian Helgeland (screenwriter) made a revelation about how Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce’s reunion was deliberate. Even Chadwick Boseman was deliberate to be roped in for an vital character of a police officer (James Muncie). Brian together with novelist James Ellroy (author of LA Confidential novel), developed a draft which ultimately received turned down by Warner Bros.
Brian mentioned, “The studio’s veto made for a downbeat, think-what-coulda-been ending — much like the conclusion of LA Confidential itself. But the rejection is especially surprising when you consider that, 24 years ago, the film was one of the most beloved entries in a genre beloved by executives and audiences alike: the neo-noir.”
Helmed by Curtis Hanson, the movie was distributed by Warner Bros. It earned a whopping $127 million towards a price range of $35 million.