The Little Things (2021 film)
|The Little Things|
Theatrical and HBO Max release poster
|Directed by||John Lee Hancock|
|Written by||John Lee Hancock|
|Music by||Thomas Newman|
|Edited by||Robert Frazen|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
The Little Things is an upcoming American neo-noir psychological crime thriller film written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and produced by Hancock and Mark Johnson. The film stars Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto in the lead roles, with Natalie Morales, Terry Kinney, Chris Bauer, Joris Jarsky, Isabel Arraiza and Michael Hyatt in supporting roles.
- Denzel Washington as Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon
- Rami Malek as LAPD detective Jim "Jimmy" Baxter
- Jared Leto as Albert Sparma, a strange man who is suspected to be the killer.
- Natalie Morales as Detective Jamie Estrada
- Terry Kinney as LASD Captain Carl Farris
- Chris Bauer as Detective Sal Rizoli
- Joris Jarsky as Detective Sergeant Rogers
- Isabel Arraiza as Anna Baxter
- Michael Hyatt as Flo Dunigan
- Sofia Vassilieva as Tina Salvatore
- Jason James Richter as Detective Dennis Williams
- Kerry O'Malley as Mrs. Roberts
- Sheila Houlahan as Paige Callahan
- John Harlan Kim as Officer Henderson
- Glenn Morshower as Captain Henry Davis
- Maya Kazan as Rhonda Rathbun
- Tiffany Gonzalez as Julie Brock
- Judith Scott as Marsha
- Lee Garlington as Landlady
- Charlie Saxton as Felix
- Olivia Washington as Amy Anders
The first draft was written in 1993 for Steven Spielberg to direct. However, Spielberg passed because it was too dark. Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, and Danny DeVito were all separately attached to direct before Hancock decided to helm his own screenplay. In March 2019, Denzel Washington signed on to star in the film. In May, Rami Malek joined the cast. In August, Jared Leto entered into talks for the role of a serial killer. Natalie Morales, Joris Jarsky, Sheila Houlahan and Sofia Vassilieva were cast in September. In October, Michael Hyatt, Kerry O'Malley, Jason James Richter, Isabel Arraiza and John Harlan Kim joined the cast of the film. In November, Chris Bauer joined the cast.
The film is scheduled for release on January 29, 2021 in theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film will also have a simultaneous release on the HBO Max streaming service for 31 days, as part of Warner Bros.' plans for all of its 2021 films.
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