'24' prequel adds cast

10:00 PM PST 05/22/2008 by Nellie Andreeva, AP

Eric Lively, Tony Todd, Gil Bellows join the fray

Eric Lively, Tony Todd and Gil Bellows have been cast in the "24" prequel.

The two-hour "24" prequel to the upcoming seventh season will feature Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) battling an international crisis in Africa while the U.S. ushers in a new president on Inauguration Day.

"L Word" alum Lively, brother of "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively, will play the president's son.

Bellows, best known for his role on Fox's "Ally McBeal," will play a State Department officer ordered to serve Bauer with a subpoena to appear before the Senate.

Todd, who also will appear during Season 7, will play cruel African dictator Gen. Juma. Todd has been recurring on NBC's "Chuck" as CIA director Graham.

On the prequel, Lively, Todd and Bellows join previously cast Robert Carlyle.

Lively is managed by Untitled.
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