Renner leafs through Fox's 'Oaks'


Jeremy Renner has been tapped to star in Fox's drama "The Oaks" for director Michael Cuesta.

Additionally, April Lee Hernandez has joined NBC's drama pilot "Blue Blood," to be directed by Brett Ratner, while Kurtwood Smith and Frankie Faison have been added to NBC's untitled Luke Reiter drama pilot for director Barry Sonnenfeld.

"Oaks," from 20th Century Fox TV, tells the intertwined stories of three families — a young couple who have just lost a child in 1968, a family of four in 1988 and a pregnant couple in 2008 — who live in the same house and are haunted by a restless spirit.

Renner will play Dan, the expectant father in 2008, whose wife is played by previously cast Bahar Soomekh. The actor, who co-stars in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," is repped by CAA.

Based on Edward Conlon's memoir, the 20th TV-produced "Blood" is an ensemble show about NYPD rookie cops assigned to street patrol. The show centers on one of the cops, Ed (Logan Marshall-Green), a Harvard graduate.

Hernandez will play Sofia, a rookie NYPD cop who comes from the streets. The actress, whose credits include the feature "Freedom Writers" and a recurring role on NBC's "ER," is repped by Gersh and Rugolo Entertainment.

The untitled Luke Reiter project, from Universal Media Studios, is a legal thriller about unapologetic lawyers at Mason & Kent, a prestigious New York civil firm who will do whatever it takes to win its high-profile cases and outmaneuver one another.

"That '70s Show" alum Smith will play Gene Whitacre, a 30-year Mason & Kent veteran — a ruthless lawyer but also a likable guy — who takes the reins of the firm.

"The Wire" co-star Faison will play Detective Lyle, a veteran homicide cop who is investigating a murder connected to Mason & Kent.