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'To Live and Die in L.A.' Heads to TV

WGN America is developing a series based on "To Live and Die in L.A.," the 1985 action thriller written and directed by William Friedkin. Deadline reports the filmmaker is on board the adaptation as director and executive producer.

Based on the novel by former U.S. Secret Service agent Gerald Petievich, the film starred William Petersen as a Secret Service agent driven to stop the counterfeiter (Willem Dafoe) who killed his partner.

Bobby Moresco ("Crash") wrote the pilot script and will executive produce the project, which has received a script-to-series commitment. According to Deadline, the adaptation is described as "an intense immersion into the inner workings of the Secret Service and a cat-and-mouse chase through the dark underbelly of the City of Angels."

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