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Denzel Washington set to play a Kern County deputy in new Warner Bros. crime-thriller movie

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 13:32:20-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is set to play a Kern County deputy in a new crime-thriller movie, according to Variety.

No ... Denzel won't be portraying Sheriff Donny Youngblood, but according to the online publication he will play a burned-out Kern County deputy sheriff named Deke who is partnered with an LASD detective to catch a serial killer in the film "The Little Things".

"Deke’s nose for the 'little things' proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma," Variety reported. "Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past."

There are still talks as to who will play the serial killer but Variety also reported that Jared Leto is being considered.

Of course, this isn't Denzel's first rodeo when it comes to playing an official. He snagged an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as a crooked cop in "Training Day," and he also played a Florida police chief in the movie "Out of Time".

The movie will be a Warner Bros. production and will reportedly be directed by John Lee Hancock, whose work includes “The Blind Side” and Netflix’s “The Highwaymen".