Vinnie Jones joins NBC's 'The Cape'

Brit actor will play Scales, a scary man with a skin condition

Vinnie Jones
British tough guy Vinnie Jones has joined NBC's "The Cape" as a series regular.

A veteran of Guy Ritchie's "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch," along with "Year One" and "X-Men: The Last Stand," Jones will play a powerful criminal on the midseason NBC drama.

Jones will be Scales, a frightening man with a freakish skin condition that gives him the appearance of green and gold scales. The casting marks his first regular TV role.

Repped by APA and Elevate Entertainment, Jones joins previously cast regulars David Lyons, Keith David and Summer Glau.

"The Cape" is about a cop framed for murder and presumed dead who assumes the identity of his son's favorite comic book hero while waging war against those who wronged him.