Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher attends the Tribeca Film Festival Closing Night Party hosted by Bombay Sapphire on April 28, 2012 in New York City

*Oscar-winning “Precious” writer Geoffrey Fletcher is scripting “Attica,” about the 1971 Attica state prison riot, the bloodiest prison uprising in U.S. history.

Doug Liman is attached to direct the project.


Director Carl Franklin

Carl Franklin, meanwhile, is set to direct “City of Night,” a thriller about a Los Angeles Police Department rookie who finds himself working in the toughest crime unit in the city.

Meyers Media Group and McDonald Entertainment announced Tuesday that they will co-finance the movie, written by David Chisholm.

Franklin, whose credits include “One False Move” and “Devil in a Blue Dress,” most recently directed the pilot episode of TNT’s “Falling Skies” and the premiere episode of Starz’s “Magic City.”