10:55am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Law & Order True Crime' Taps 'Olympus Has Fallen' Star for Recurring Role (Exclusive)
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders is adding to the prosecution team.
Olympus Has Fallen actor Keong Sim has signed on for a recurring role in Dick Wolf's forthcoming drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The eight-episode first installment of the anthology is described as a "gripping in-depth dramatization" of the famed murder case that took America by storm in the early 1990s. When brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills on Aug. 20, 1989, their story became a nationwide obsession. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders dives into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down behind the scenes.
Sim will portray Deputy District Attorney Lester Kuriyama, the second fiddle to DDA Pam Bozanich (Elizabeth Reaser). He’s by-the-book, unimaginative, doesn't think outside the box and a lifer in the DA's office.
Edie Falco leads a cast that also includes Josh Charles, Heather Graham, and Gus Halper and Miles Gaston Villanueva as the Menendez brothers.
Law & Order vet Rene Balcer serves as showrunner, while Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) will direct several episodes. The two will executive produce with Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney. Universal Television will produce in association with Wolf Films.
Sim's other credits include Glee, Monday Mornings and The Last Airbender. He is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency and Bohemia Group.
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders is set to debut Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.