Don Winslow, Michael Mann team for organized crime novel

Director Michael Mann (HEAT, THE INSIDER) is branching out into the world of publishing. Mann is launching Michael Mann Books and one of his first projects finds him teaming up with award-winning crime writer Don Winslow.

Winslow will be crafting a novel based on the relationship between legendary organized crime bosses Tony Accord and Sam Giancana. And not surprisingly, plans are already underway to make a film out of it. Mann has, with The Story Factory’s Shane Salerno (Don’s co-writer on the screenplay for SAVAGES), written a screenplay already. I would assume that Don will draw from the screenplay, but if a film is a made, a new draft will almost certainly be made to reflect where Don goes in the novel.