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Denzel Washington circles TV project

'Training Day' and 'Malcolm X' star would executive produce 'Billy Stiles' pilot for FOX

Posted Aug 13, 2009 12:27 AM By
HitFix Staff


Denzel Washington could be ready to see how TV has changed in the past 25 years.

The two-time Oscar winner and "St. Elsewhere" star is reportedly considering an executive producing gig on "Billy Stiles," a cop drama project that may be sent to pilot by FOX.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Billy Stiles" was written by Virgil Williams and focuses on a genius former gang member who becomes a cop. Washington obviously wouldn't be playing the cop. "The Talking of Pelham 123" wasn't that big a disappointment.

Williams and Washington would produce along with Escape Artists' Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch. "Billy Stiles" would be set up at 20th Century Fox TV.

In addition to his long run on "St. Elsewhere" and in a slew of TV projects in the late '70s and early '80s, Washington may possibly be better known for films like "Training Day," "American Gangster" and the upcoming "The Book of Eli."

Williams' TV credits include "24" and "E.R."