Fox Buys Cop Drama From Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia & Imperative

Fox is developing hourlong scripted drama Boost Unit (working title) from Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions and Imperative Entertainment.

Seven Bucks ProductionsWritten by Jonny Umansky and Zach Hyatt, Boost Unit (wt) is described as a high-octane action-packed drama that follows the newest recruit of the LAPD’s Auto Theft Task Force, a notorious getaway driver with a hidden past. Johnson, Garcia, Umansky and Hyatt will serve as executive producers on the project.

“We’re bringing to life the high stakes street pursuits and grueling work of this very specialized elite task force and we’re excited to partner with Imperative Entertainment to combine an epic mix of gripping action and sophisticated storytelling,” said Johnson. “This is a powerful partnership with Imperative. We couldn’t be more excited to work together in a world that we know and love – fast cars, high stakes and iconic characters,” Garcia added.

“Rarely do you hear a pitch that checks all the boxes and feels so immediately commercial, new and timely. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be involved with Seven Bucks Productions on Boost Unit,” said Tim Kring, co-founder of Imperative Entertainment.

“It’s not often a project comes together so perfectly. Seven Bucks and Imperative have already proven to be invaluable assets,” said Umansky. “With both of them riding shotgun, we couldn’t be more excited to get Boost Unit moving and shine a light on such a badass division of the LAPD,” added Hyatt.

Seven Bucks Productions’ slate includes Paramount’s Baywatch, New Line Cinema’s Central Intelligence and Shazam, Universal’s The Janson Directive and Dreamworks’ Alpha Squad Seven. The company also produces original television programming including TNT’s The Hero and Wake Up Call, HBO’s Ballers, and Spike TV’s Rock the Troops.

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