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Fox is enlisting a few familiar faces for its Behind the Enemy Lines reboot.
Nestor Carbonell and Colm Feore have signed on for the drama pilot loosely based on the 2001 movie, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project is described as a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. The drama’s multi-perspective narrative closely follows the soldiers on the ground, and the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier, along with intelligence officers in Washington as they attempt to bring our heroes home safely and under the radar.
Carbonell will play Mateo Rodriguez, a respected career Navy man and executive officer on the USS Tyson aircraft carrier. Feore will play Undersecretary of State David Alexander, a former Naval officer working for Secretary of State Byron James and husband to Navy Admiral Bobbie Decker (Marg Helgenberger).
The duo join a cast that also includes UnREAL grad B.J. Britt, Gabriel Chavarria and Melia Kreiling.
Nikki Toscano (24: Legacy, Shades of Blue) penned the pilot, which McG (Charlie’s Angels) will direct. The two will executive produce with Marty Bowen, Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey (who produced the feature) and The Blacklist‘s John Davis and John Fox via Davis Entertainment, with Albert Page set as a co-executive producer. Davis also produced the original movie for 20th Century Fox.
For Carbonell, the role comes fresh off his five-year stint on A&E’s Bates Motel, which is currently in the middle of its final season. His other credits include Lost, Person of Interest and The Dark Knight. He is repped by APA, Thruline and Felker Toczek.
Feore‘s TV credits include House of Cards, 24 and Gotham, in addition to film roles in Thor, The Chronicles of Riddick and Chicago, among others. He is repped by Gersh and The Coronel Group.
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