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L.A. Coincidental: Clooney vs. Crowe?

2/28/2007 9:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

BREAKING NEWS: Would the real sequel to "L.A. Confidential" please step forward?Crowe and Clooney

TMZ has learned that the creative team and stars from the original "L.A. Confidential" are in discussions with Twentieth Century Fox-based Regency Enterprises about reteaming for a sequel to the Oscar-winning noir script.

No doubt, their discussions will cause some consternation to Joe Carnahan ("Narc") who's already announced plans to direct his own "L.A. Confidential" sequel: An adaptation of James Ellroy's "White Jazz" with George Clooney toplining as Det. David Klein. "Jazz" is the fourth book in Ellroy's Los Angeles tetralogy. "LA Confidential" was the third, preceded by "The Black Dahlia" and "The Big Nowhere."

Insiders tell TMZ that the Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland sequel being discussed wouldn't rely on the plot of "White Jazz," but simply pick up where "L.A. Confidential" left off: With Lt. Ed Exley (originally played by Guy Pearce), a rising star in the LAPD, and Officer Bud White (originally played by Russell Crowe), now an ex-cop who lives with an ex-whore. As of last month, Pearce was being mulled for a part in "White Jazz," but he downplayed the rumors at a press conference to promote the new Andy Warhol film "Factory Girl." Indeed, in Ellroy's "White Jazz," Exley's character actually has a very small part; in Helgeland and Hanson's project, it could potentially be made far larger. No deals have been made, but the discussions are on-going. We'll keep you updated.

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5 COMMENTS

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Sandra    

I would love to see a continuing story for one of my favorite movies LA Confidential, but I hope that George Clooney will not be in it ...that would ruin it for me. JMO

2770 days ago
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SLP    

I agree...dump Clooney. Talk about ruining a whole film with one person.

2770 days ago
3.

millie jackson    

no Russell, no me. I love that guy, period.

2768 days ago
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tina    

You're right...no Clooney. If Kevin Spacey is not in it...don't bother with a sequel!!!!!

2766 days ago
5.

vermilion Lake    

Oh Puh Leeze!!!!!!! no contest Oz over Usa....russ rox

2763 days ago

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