Jackie Earle Haley joins Fox's 'Human Target'

Chi McBride also lands roles in DC Comics-based pilot

"Watchmen" star Jackie Earle Haley is segueing into another comic book role, this time on TV.

The actor has been tapped to co-star in Fox's drama pilot "Human Target."

"Pushing Daisies" alum Chi McBride also has been cast in project, based on the DC Comics title.

The WBTV-produced "Target" centers on Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a mysterious freelancer who offers a unique form of security for hire: He assumes the identities of people in danger, becoming the "human target" on behalf of his clients.

Haley will play Chance's information gatherer, who keeps his ear to the ground.

McBride will play Chance's business partner and friend.

The castings keep Haley and McBride in the Warner Bros. family.

Warners produces "Watchmen," in which Haley plays Walter Kovacs/Roschach, while WBTV produced the quirky ABC dramedy "Pushing Daisies," in which McBride played gumshoe Emerson Cod.
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