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The Revenant‘s Forrest Goodluck has lined up his next role.
The actor, who played Hawk, the son of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Hugh Glass in the Oscar-nominated film, has joined Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Hulu drama pilot Citizen,The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From the acclaimed director of Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, Citizen is a fresh take on the hero origin story blending elements of magical realism and gritty vigilantism against the backdrop of the vibrant world of east Los Angeles.
Goodluck will play Guero, a wiry graduate of the streets who serves as the charismatic and bipolar leader of a group called “Baby Narcos.” Should the drama be picked up to series, Goodluck would be a series regular.
Gomez-Rejon created the concept with Blood and Oil duo Josh Pate and Nicholas Schutt. They will pen the script as well as executive produce alongside Anonymous Content’s David Kanter, Matt DeRoss and Steve Golin. Gomez-Rejon will also direct the pilot, with Paramount Television producing.
Citizen is part of Hulu’s ongoing bid to compete with awards-friendly original fare on Netflix and Amazon such as House of Cards and Transparent, respectively.
The Revenant marked the 17-year-old Goodluck’s acting debut. The survival tale is the most-nominated film going into Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony with 12 nominations including best actor for DiCaprio, best director for Alejandro G. Inarritu and best picture. Goodluck is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment.
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