David Cronenberg to Guest Star in Syfy Pilot 'Rewind'

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David Cronenberg (WME, Sentient, Behr & Abramson) will direct the pilot and executive produce Media Rights Capital's "Knifeman," based on the Wendy Moore novel about a radical self-educated surgeon. The drama will soon go out to cast and potential buyers.

The Canadian director joins a previously announced cast that includes Shane McRae, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Jennifer Ferrin, with Jeff Fahey also doing a cameo.

TORONTO -- David Cronenberg will guest star in Syfy’s drama pilot Rewind, now shooting in Toronto.

The Canadian director-actor, whose latest movie, Cosmopolis, will screen in competition in Cannes, joins a previously announced cast that includes Shane McRae as an ex-Special Forces operative joining the Department of Homeland Security, and Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jennifer Ferrin, Robbie Jones and Keon Mohajeri. Jeff Fahey (Lost) also will guest star in the time-travel thriller pilot from BermanBraun and Universal Cable Productions.

Jack Bender (Lost, Alphas) is directing the pilot penned by Justin Marks, who also will executive produce with Tom Spezialy, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein.

Rewind revolves around a group of military field operatives and civilian scientists who travel back in time to alter events and avoid a devastating terrorist attack.