Forrest Whitaker set to join Reeves in The Night Watchman.

Oscar-winner Forrest Whitaker(Last King of Scotland) will apparently join Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, Scanner Darkly) in The Night Watchman.

Reeves is a member of an elite unit of LAPD cops called Ad/Vice. Ad/Vice used ruthless, and often brutal, tactics to do their job.

After his life falls apart with the death of his wife, he starts to question whether the end justifies the means.

Whitaker is to play the captain of the unit, who is also a mentor to Reeves.

When Whitaker’s character is implicated in the death of another officer, Reeves takes a stand against his longtime mentor and his former partners.

The Night Watchman is based on an original idea by author James Elroy (L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia). Ellroy wrote the original draft some years ago.

Click here to read our previous story about the project.