I am the night review

Hard-boiled dialogue. Trips to the morgue. Boozy floozies. Sharp-dressed men lurking in the shadows. Dames, death and danger. We’re knee-deep in the world of pulp and noir. This is a highway trafficked by Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy. Where the women are imperiled, the men are corrupt, and not even all the stars of Hollywood can cut through the darkness. Say hello to I Am the Night.

The Wonder Woman team of director Patty Jenkins and actor Chris Pine re-team to tell this tantalizing tale, and the results should please viewers looking for something akin to True Detective meets L.A. Confidential. It’s not quite as good as either of those titles (I Am the Night very badly wants to be a James Ellroy novel come to life, but can never match Ellroy’s edge), but it does the trick.

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I Am The Night trailer

If you’re a sucker for Los Angeles-based noir stories, you’re in luck. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and actor Chris Pine are teaming up for a new limited television series called I Am The Night, which looks like it could be a hell of a way to kick off 2019. A new trailer has arrived online, and this thing is dripping with style.

Oh, and it features Chris Pine screaming the line, “Can you dig it?!” in someone’s face. What more do you need?
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i am the night trailer

Update: TNT has announced that I Am the Night will be released as part of TNT’s newly minted TNT Suspense Collection. It will follow The Alienist in TNT’s slate of thriller-themed limited series.

Patty Jenkins has found a wonderful collaborator in Chris Pinethe star of the Wonder Woman director’s new noir-tinged TNT series. Pine stars in I Am the Night, a limited TNT series that was originally titled One Day She’ll Darken, after Fauna Hodel’s autobiography of the same name.

But while the original title is gone, the talent is still there, as Pine steals the show as the intrepid hack journalist investigating a young girl’s dark and dangerous lineage.

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