Night Watchman is now Street Kings.

The Night Watchman has a new name: Street Kings. My guess, and this is only a guess, is that it was done to avoid confusion with The Watchmen.

Iconic author James Ellroy (Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential) penned the script, with David Ayer handling directing duties. Ayer previously directed Harsh Times as well as having written the screenplays for Training Day and The Fast and the Furious.

“Keanu Reeves is Tom Ludlow, a veteran LAPD Vice Detective. Ludlow sets out on a quest to discover the killers of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington (Terry Crews). Forest Whitaker plays Captain Wander, Ludlo’s supervisor, whose duties include keeping him within the confines of the law and out of the clutches of Internal Affairs Captain Biggs (Hugh Laurie). Ludlow teams up with a young Robbery Homicide Detective (Chris Evans) to track Washington’s killers through the diverse communities of Los Angeles. Their determination pays off when the two Detectives track down Washington’s murderers and confront them in an attempt to bring them to justice.”

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