Fox Searchlight has announced the start of principal photography in Los Angeles on The Night Watchman, starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker and a sprawling ensemble cast. Reeves stars as Tom Ludlow, a veteran LAPD cop who finds
life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence
implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he’s forced to go against the cop culture he’s been a part of his entire life, ultimately
leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him. One surmises more rules of conduct, written or unspoken, are then broken.
The movie represents the continued mining of a seam for Training Day and Harsh Times scribe David Ayer, who jumps back behind the camera after helping polish an original script by James Ellroy. Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Jay Mohr, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer, Common, The Game, John Corbett, Kirstin Pierce and Amaury Nolasco round out the cast, among others.