Allen Hughes will assume directing duties on the new Fox drama pilot Gang Related, which follows a gang member who’s “sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department who rises through its ranks but must balance his obligations to his crime family with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new “family” — the SFPD’s Gang Task Force,” says Deadline.
The project comes from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, is written by Chris Morgan (Fast Five), with Scott Rosenbaum serving as showrunner.
Allen Hughes most recently helmed Broken City with Mark Wahlberg starring, released last month.
On his upcoming slate is a remake of the 2005 South Korean gangster film, A Bittersweet Life, which was directed and written by Kim Ji-woon, which premiered at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival and went on to receive rave reviews from critics across the globe (currently at a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes). Denzel Washington was attached to star, although it’s not certain if he’s still in.