Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired North American rights to the urban crime drama “DC NOIR”. the latest original content to come from acclaimed novelist and producer George Pelecanos, along with a team of new and exciting talent. “It’s a very simple equation. As James Ellroy is to L.A., and David Simon is to Baltimore, so George Pelecanos is to Washington, D.C.,” said Richard Whittaker of The Austin Chronicle.
DC Noir is an anthology feature based on the short stories of George Pelecanos, prize-winning novelist and writer/producer of HBO’s The Wire, The Deuce, Treme and more. Filmed entirely in Washington, D.C., this dark, suspenseful thriller explores a side of the Nation’s Capital rarely seen on screen. Directed by George Pelecanos, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Nick Pelecanos, and Stephen Kinigopoulos, the film features a classical noir tryptic of sex, murder, & betrayal (The Lovers), a story of an imperiled young man and a veteran police officer (String Music), a cautionary tale of a drug deal gone wrong (Miss Mary’s Room), and the tragic telling of a man who risks it all to gain his father’s love (Confidential Informant).
The cast includes Judith Hoag (television’s Nashville), Jay O. Sanders (The Day After Tomorrow), Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire, The Deuce, Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird), world-renowned hip-hop artist Wale, Aaron Eisenberg (The Deuce), Anwan Glover (The Wire, The Deuce), Nate Corbett (The Wire) Thaddeus Street (the Deuce) and more rising talent.. Featuring a score by Fugazi’s Brendan Canty, and go-go music by the legendary Backyard Band.