Variety announced that New Line has purchased an untitled project based on a book proposal by Alexandra Lydon about Boston’s first female cops in the ’70s with Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone set to produce.
The film tells the true story of the first female police officers in Boston. The book “follows the transition of black and white women joining the Boston Police Department, as they find themselves on the front lines of a racially divided city and became unwitting participants in a social revolution.”
Set to star as one of the cops, McCarthy and Falcone will produce the movie through their On the Day production company.
McCarthy will soon be seen in Marielle Heller’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me” for Fox Searchlight, which was written by Nicole Holofcener, and is attached to produce and star in “Margie Claus” at New Line.