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Book ’em, Scott!
Scott Caan, co-star in the “Ocean’s Eleven” movie franchise, has been tapped for the role of Danny “Danno” Williams on CBS’ updated version of “Hawaii Five-O.”
The new “Hawaii,” from CBS Studios, “Star Trek” writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and “CSI: NY’ executive producer Peter Lenkov, centers on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police headed by Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin).
Williams, who was played by James MacArthur on the original series, is a New Jersey cop who has recently undergone an acrimonious divorce and has transferred to Hawaii to be near his 7-year-old daughter. Forced to partner with McGarrett, Danno is initially leery of their association — but as he grows more familiar with his maverick new boss, he begins to appreciate the opportunity to work with McGarrett.
The character’s name was immortalized by McGarrett’s catchphrase, “Book ’em, Danno!” which closed most episodes of the original series and is expected to live on on the new show.
Caan will be a guest star on the “Hawaii” pilot because of his commitment to HBO’s “Entourage.”
Caan is regular on the showbiz comedy for the upcoming seventh season, reprising his role as tough-talk manager Scott Lavin introduced in an arc last season.
He will then segue to “Hawaii” as a regular if the pilot is picked up to series.
Caan is probably best known for his role as Turk Malloy in the three “Ocean’s Eleven” heist movies from Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney.
He will next be seen in IFC Films’ “Mercy,” which he also wrote and produced.
Caan is repped by Paradigm and attorney Robert Offer.
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