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‘The Little Things’ that get you caught

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:14 AM
Denzil Washington stars as Deputy Sheriff Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon in ‘The Little Things’.
Denzil Washington stars as Deputy Sheriff Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon in ‘The Little Things’.

Academy Award winners Denzel Washington ( Training Day, Glory), Rami Malek ( Bohemian Rhapsody) and Jared Leto ( Dallas Buyers Club) star in this psychological thriller.

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon (Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorising the city. Leading the hunt, LA Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.

John Lee Hancock ( The Blind Side, Saving Mr Banks, The Founder) directed the film from his own original screenplay.

The Little Things is produced by Oscar- and Emmy-winning producer Mark Johnson ( Breaking Bad, Rain Man) and Hancock, with Mike Drake and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.

Behind the scenes, Hancock reunited with several long-time collaborators, including Oscar-nominated director of photography John Schwartzman ( Seabiscuit, The Founder, Saving Mr Banks), Oscar-nominated production designer Michael Corenblith ( Apollo 13, The Founder, The Blind Side), editor Robert Frazen ( The Founder), and costume designer Daniel Orlandi ( The Founder, The Blind Side). The music is by multiple Oscar-nominated composer Thomas Newman ( 1917, Bridge of Spies, Saving Mr Banks).