The film stars Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie, and Forest Whitaker.
In 2004, it was announced that Spike Lee would be directing the film for a 2005 release. In 2005, it was announced that Oliver Stone was in talks to direct the film. But Stone later denied this. Training Day writer David Ayer took over the project.
So far Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Terry Crews, Common, Jay Mohr, The Game and Naomie Harris have been confirmed roles in the movie. Filming has begun.
On February 5, 2008, it was annouced that Fox Searchlight Pictures changed the film’s title from The Night Watchman to Street Kings.
Story: Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) is a Los Angeles cop who has spent his life never having had to reach across the abyss from his world to the other. Ludlow’s life, however, becomes cheerless, dark, and deadly, after the death of his beloved wife.
Ludlow is pressed into action when he is framed for murder by those close to him. Deeper and more profound themes are interwoven in this story of a man’s struggle for meaning in a world that is increasingly controlled by outside forces.