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'True Blood' Alum Set as Frankenstein for Fox
Fox has found its Frankenstein.
True Blood and Pacific Rim alum Rob Kazinsky is set to play the monster in Fox's drama pilot from executive producers Rand Ravich and Howard Gordon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
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The drama, inspired by Mary Shelley's mythology, revolves around Pritchard (Kazinsky), a morally corrupt retired cop who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.
The character is further described as athletic, strong and handsome; the Frankenstein "monster" who is the reanimated version of a much older Pritchard, a former Marine and county sheriff who was recently murdered. Brought back from the dead, Pritchard may have a new body, but his mind is still that of a 75-year-old badass curmudgeon.
Kazinsky, repped by Gersh, Brillstein Entertainment, the U.K.'s Creative Artists Management and Stone Meyer, will next be seen in Universal's upcoming feature film Warcraft as well as Hot Pursuit.
He joins a cast that includes Rules of Engagement's Adhir Kalyan as one of Frankenstein's creators, Otto Goodwin.
Life's Ravich and Homeland's Gordon will pen the pilot and exec produce the 20th Century Fox drama pilot. Hugh Fitzpatrick is set as a co-executive producer, while Michael Cuesta also will exec produce and direct the pilot.