Smith, Faison join Sonnenfeld drama


Kurtwood Smith and Frankie Faison have been added to NBC's untitled Luke Reiter drama pilot for director Barry Sonnenfeld.

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.