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Beall launched his writing career in 2006 with the publication of his acclaimed first novel LA REX, after working for 10 years as a homicide detective and gang investigator with the Los Angeles Police Department. Beall adapted the book for Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin and the script was featured atop The Black List, Hollywood's annual survey of the industry's favorite screenplays. Beall wrote the feature film GANGSTER SQUAD, which was released in 2013 and starred Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. The film was based on former Los Angeles Times writer/editor Paul Lieberman's book, GANGSTER SQUAD, a non-fiction account of what he calls "the battle for Los Angeles" that took place between the police and Mickey Cohen's crew in the mid-1940s. In June 2012, Beall was hired to write the screenplay for an upcoming Justice League film, in which Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman will be the main characters. He was also hired by Warner Bros. to write the screenplay for a reboot of the Lethal Weapon franchise. Warner Bros recently closed a two picture deal with him. The studio is also having him write an Aquaman film.