Denzel Washington is attached to star in an upcoming cop thriller from Warner Bros. titled Little Things.

The film, being penned by The Blind Side and Highway Men director John Lee Hancock, will follow Washington as Deke, a burned out Kern County sheriff.

Washington's character, who is willing to bend the rules and is dealing with a dark secret from his past, teams up Los Angeles detective Baxter to apprehend a serial killer.

Hancock is being eyed to also direct the film.

Washington was last seen in action thriller sequel The Equalizer 2 from director Antoine Fuqua. The actor is set to receive the 47th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award on June 6.