Michael Mann has 3-book deal with William Morrow

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — A book project founded by director Michael Mann has found a home with HarperCollins Publishers.

The Harper imprint William Morrow told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it had acquired three novels to be released through Michael Mann books. The novels, all co-authored by Mann and currently untitled, will include a collaboration with "The Cartel" author Don Winslow on a story based on the lives of crime bosses Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana and a prequel to Mann's original screenplay for his acclaimed thriller "Heat."

Mann said in a statement that he loved "moving among the people and within the sub-cultures" of his stories and that he welcomed the chance to share new ones with readers. The first of the Mann books, his novel with Winslow, is scheduled for 2017.