In an email to The Baltimore Sun, Simon, creator of HBO’s “The Wire” and much more, said that he, Earle and Rudacille “are attached to work on a project involving the steel works and the people who labored there.”

The Dundalk-born Rudacille, who just received a Guggenheim Fellowship, is author of “Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Steel Town,” a look at the steady decline of middle-class life that once thrived around the Bethlehem Steel plant at Sparrows Point.