The nonfiction book “Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love,” has been optioned by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) and is being developed as an hour-long series. Parker is attached to star as one of the series’ two leads.
David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Entourage) is attached to direct the pilot and executive produce, with Web Therapy‘s Don Ross writing the inital episode.
The book, by reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, follows their successful efforts to uncover a police corruption scandal in Philadelphia. Their 10-month series on the story was publised in 2009 in the Philadelphia Daily News and won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.