Benicio Del Toro is set to star opposite Denzel Washington in 'Tru Blu', the new crime drama from 'Training Day' director Antoine Fuqua.

Variety says the film is based on the true story of the detective (Del Toro) who helped bring a major heroin kingpin (Washington) in Harlem to justice in the 1970s.

Production is set to begin in the autumn, with the film set for US release in June 2005.

Fuqua's new film, the Irish-made 'King Arthur', opens on 30 July.