Trio booked for TNT's 'Delta Blues' pilot

Sam Hennings, Robyn Lively, Leonard Howze to co-star

Sam Hennings, Robyn Lively and Leonard Earl Howze have landed co-starring roles opposite Jason Lee on TNT's hourlong pilot "Delta Blues," executive produced by George Clooney.

From Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures and Warner Horizon, "Blues" centers on Dwight Hendricks (Lee), a Memphis police officer who lives with his mother and moonlights as a tribute artist.

Hennings (Hallmark Channel's "Elevator Girl"), repped by Pro Talent and Thirdhill, will play Dwight's partner Whitehead.

Lively ("Saving Grace"), repped by Fortitude, will play Charlene, Dwight's ex-wife whose catering company is contracted by the MPD.

Howze ("Barbershop") will play a detective who works closely with Dwight and Whitehead. He is managed by Krirzer Levine Wilkins Griffin.

Clark Johnson is directing the pilot from a script by Liz Garcia and Joshua Harto. Clooney, Heslov, Garcia and Johnson serve as exec producers, with Henry Bronchtein and Abby Wolf-Weiss co-exec producing and Harto producing.