Copenhagen Film Fund and Copenhagen TV Festival are proud to present co-creator and screenwriter Richard Price, who created the crime-series "The Night Of" that premiered on HBO in 2016.
Richard Price is a recognized author of books and tv-series. He also took part in writing for the "The Wire", which with its subtle conversations between the fascinating characters became cult. Newest is the HBO-crime "The Night Of" - and if there will be a season two, will Richard Orice maybe reveal at the festival.
"The Night Of" begins with Nasir Nazi Khan, a young Muslim, who is accused for the murder of a young woman on Manhattan's Upper West Side. In fact he wakes up with hangovers after partying with the beautiful girl. There she lies beside him; murdered. Naz gets scared and runs, but is taken with the murder-weapon in his jacket. And then the lawsuit begins.
Naz's special attorney Jack Stone is excellently played by John Turturro - and then there is only one question left; Is Naz cold-blooded killer or innocent?
"Its writers, Richard Price and Steven Zaillian, had time to polish—the project was initially conceived as a vehicle for James Gandolfini, who filmed the pilot before his death in 2013—and the final product boasts the ravishing languor of an art film yet still makes for taut entertainment" (The Atlantic)