L.A. Confidential


L.A. Confidential Brief Information

L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same title, the third book in his L.A. Quartet series. Both the book and the film tell the story of a group of LAPD officers in the year 1953, and the intersection of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity. The title refers to the 1950s scandal magazine Confidential, portrayed in the film as Hush-Hush. The film adaptation was produced and directed by Curtis Hanson and co-written by Hanson and Brian Helgeland.

At the time, actors Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe were relatively unknown in North America, and one of the film's backers, Peter Dennett, was worried about the lack of established stars in the lead roles. However, he supported Hanson's casting decisions and this gave the director the confidence to approach Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, and Danny DeVito.

L.A. Confidential News

• Russell Crowe to play Roger Ailes in Showtime limited series
• '8 Mile' and 'L.A. Confidential' filmmaker Curtis Hanson dead at age 71
• 'Game of Thrones' actress Carice van Houten is pregnant
• James Cromwell arrested for protesting abuse of cats

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