Luc Besson To Adapt James Patterson Series ‘The French Detective’ For TV

Director Luc Besson is set to adapt the James Patterson novel series The French Detective, reports ComingSoon. Having established himself in Hollywood over the years with films such as The Professional, The Transporter and most recently, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. This will be Besson’s first directorial venture into the television world, though he did create the TV version of Taken.

The show will be written by James Collier, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage. Playing the role of the lead character, Luc Moncrief, is actor Jean Dujardin, who is probably best known for 2011’s The Artist, a film for which Dujardin won an Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role. An Amazon synopsis follows below for one of the books in the series, French Kiss, follows below:

“Very handsome and charming French detective Luc Moncrief joined the NYPD for a fresh start–but someone wants to make his first big case his last. Welcome to New York.”

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Being a fan of Besson’s work I feel inclined to check this series out. While my TV schedule is pretty full at the moment, and I am not caught up on every show I watch, I will try to make time for this series when it premieres and at least give it a chance.

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 Source: ComingSoon

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