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

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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.