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Jordana Brewster to Co-Star in Fox's 'Lethal Weapon'
Fox's Lethal Weapon is rounding out its cast.
The remake of the feature film has tapped Jordana Brewster to co-star, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Like the feature, the Fox pilot centers on Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs (uncast), who after suffering the loss of his wife and baby, moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he gets partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans Sr.), who, having recently suffered a "minor" heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life.
Brewster will play Dr. Maureen "Mo" Cahill, the LAPD's hostage negotiator and in-house therapist. She helps cops deal with their trauma and occasionally gets stuck with a real hard case like Riggs. The role marks Brewster's latest small-screen gig following roles on FX's American Crime Story, ABC's Secrets and Lies and TNT's Dallas. Her film credits include the Fast and the Furious franchise. She is repped by CAA, Principal Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.
Fox's reboot hails from Matt Miller (Chuck, Forever), who will executive produce via his Warner Bros. Television-based Good Session banner. Lin Pictures' Dan Lin (The Lego Movie) and Jennifer Gwartz also will exec produce. Lethal Weapon reunites Miller with Lin, who teamed for last year's ABC drama Forever, which was canceled after one season. McG will direct the pilot, which marks a reunion for the helmer and Miller after the duo previously teamed on NBC's Chuck.
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