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Training Day pilot ordered by CBS

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Robert Zuckerman

Training Day will get the small-screen treatment.

CBS has ordered a pilot of the 2001 police drama that starred Denzel Washington as a rogue LAPD detective and Ethan Hawke as his rookie charge.

Billed as a reimagining, the new iteration picks up 15 year after the source film, and features a notable role reversal: This time the idealistic young officer is black, and his veteran, morally ambiguous partner is white.

Antoine Fuqua, who helmed the original film, will direct the pilot from a script by former LAPD detective Will Beall (Gangster Squad, Castle).

Fuqua and Beall will executive produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman; KristieAnne Reed will serve as co-executive producer.

CBS had previously put Training Day into development last August. The film earned more than $104 million worldwide after its release in the fall of 2001, and won Washington an Oscar for best actor.