EXCLUSIVE: Sam Neill is set to star opposite Sarah Jones in the J.J. Abrams-produced Fox pilot Alcatraz. The drama project, from Warner Bros. TV, Abrams’ Bad Robot and executive producer/showrunner Liz Sarnoff, chronicles the efforts of a cop (Jones) and team of FBI agents tracking down a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who reappear in the present day. Neill will play Emerson Hauser, the head of a government agency who radiates authority and piercing intelligence. In addition to Jones, Neill joins previously cast Lost alum Jorge Garcia and Jonny Coyne, who also play lead roles, and Jason Butler Harner, who is supporting. WME-repped Neill co-starred on the ABC drama Happy Town last season. On the feature side, he recently wrapped The Vow and is finishing up The Hunter.
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By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Friday December 10, 2010 @ 12:46pm PSTTags: Alcatraz, Alcatraz Casting, JJ Abrams Alcatraz, Sam Neill, Sarah Jones Alcatraz, TV
By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Tuesday November 30, 2010 @ 9:37am PSTTags: Alcatraz, Alcatraz Casting, Alcatraz Pilot, JJ Abrams, JJ Abrams Alcatraz, Sarah Jones Alcatraz, TV, TV Deals
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Jones (Sons of Anarchy) has landed the lead in the J.J. Abrams-produced Fox pilot Alcatraz. The drama project, from Warner Bros. TV and Abrams’ Bad Robot, centers on a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who …
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