Jason Patric, Lucy Punch cast in 'Powers'
According to Deadline, Jason Patric (SLEEPERS, THE LOSERS) has been cast as the male lead in POWERS, a TV pilot for FX based on the comic book by by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
Patrick will be playing Christian Walker, a formerly super-powered police detective in a world in which superhumans are fairly common. He joins co-star Lucy Punch (HOT FUZZ, BAD TEACHER) as Homicide detective Deena Pligrim. They’re assigned to cases believed to invovle metahumans, known as “powers”.
Their boss is Captain Cross, played by the previously announced Charles S. Dutton (ALIEN 3, THRESHOLD).
The TV Movie/pilot was written by Charles H. Eglee (DARK ANGEL, THE WALKING DEAD) and will be directed by Michael Dinner (the BIONIC WOMAN reboot).
Shooting is expected to begin in Chicago mid-summer by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.