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CBS’ L.A. Confidential reboot is starting to take shape.
Justified favorite Walton Goggins, who fielded multiple offers this season, has become the first person cast in the network’s drama pilot based on James Ellroy’s novel. Additionally, Anna Fricke (The CW’s Valor) has boarded the drama as an exec producer/co-showrunner.
CBS’ L.A. Confidential is described as a 2018 treatment in terms of tone, music and style. The paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter and an up-and-coming actress intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of glamorous and gritty 1950s Los Angeles.
Goggins will take on the role of Detective Jack Vincennes, who is described as all swagger and flash with a movie-star smile. He knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side. Kevin Spacey played the role in the 1997 feature film, which was also based on Ellroy’s book.
Jordan Harper (Gotham) penned the script and exec produces alongside Arnon Milchan. Michael Dinner will also exec produce and direct the pilot. The drama hails from New Regency, Lionsgate Television and CBS Television Studios.
Goggins most recently won a Critics’ Choice Award for his role in HBO comedy Vice Principals. He earned an Emmy nomination during his five-season run on FX’s Justified. He recently starred in History’s scripted drama Six. He next stars in Tomb Raider and Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. The casting keeps him in the CBS fold after he guest-starred on the network’s Big Bang Theory earlier this season. He’s repped by ICM and Darris Hatch Management.
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