Corey Hawkins Cast As Male Lead In “24: Legacy”
From Compton to CTU! Corey Hawkins, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Dre in the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, has been cast as the male lead in “24: Legacy,” Fox’s reboot of their hit series, “24.”
Here’s the scoop via Deadline:
24: Legacy, written by 24 veterans Manny Coto and Evan Katz and directed by Stephen Hopkins (who helmed the original 24 pilot), centers on miliFox logo horizontaltary hero Eric Carter (Hawkins) and chronicles his return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil. Coming from a very rough background, Carter turned his life around in the Army Rangers but now, back home in Virginia with his wife Nicole, he’s pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him.
Unlike the original 24, which was centered squarely on Jack Bauer, 24: Legacy will have a strong female lead, a woman with a long history at the agency and former head of CTU. There will likely be mentions of former CTU members from the original 24 series on 24: Legacy, and some of them will be featured in photos, but there are no plans for any of the 24 cast members to have an ongoing presence on the new series.
Congratulations to Corey. This is huge!
In 2017, Corey Hawkins will reunite with his Compton costar, Jason Mitchell in Kong: Skull Island.
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