Barry Levinson to direct Jennifer Lopez's 'Shades of Blue'

Barry Levinson to direct Jennifer Lopez's 'Shades of Blue'


Los Angeles: Academy-award-winner Barry Levinson will direct Jennifer Lopez starrer pilot for 'Shades of Blue'. Levinson, 72, who will also executive produce "will be hands-on and participate in the development process", reportedly.

The show, written by Adi Hasak, follows a detective recruited to go undercover for the FBI's anti-corruption task force. She is also a single mother who has "become compromised by her colleagues, all of whom also pitch in to help her raise her daughter, and finds herself faced with the moral dilemma of working against her cop brothers in order to redeem herself."

Hasak and Lopez are executive producers along with Ryan Seacrest and others. "It's an exciting project to be working on with Jennifer," Levinson said in a statement.

"Adi has written a police drama that gets into the fascinating dirt behind law enforcement with a female character we haven't really seen before."

Levinson's Al Pacino-starring film 'The Humbling' will be released this year.

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