Russell Hornsby is the new Lincoln! He’s been cast as the lead in the potential series set at NBC, based on The Bone Collector book series. The series was adapted for film in 1999, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. It currently has a pilot order at the network.
Hornsby currently co-stars in Fox’s Proven Innocent. Per Deadline, who first broke this news, this pilot is second position to his role on Proven Innocent, which has debuted to middling ratings.
He would be stepping into the role that was played by Denzel Washington in the 1999 film.
The description: Written by VJ Boyd and Mark Biancul and directed by Seth Gordon, Lincoln follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme (Hornsby), who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD. Lincoln Rhyme is a New York City police detective and maverick obsessed with taking down the serial killer known as the Bone Collector.
The series is set at Sony Pictures TV and Universal TV, in association with Keshet Studios.
Lincoln would bring Hornsby back to NBC, where he starred in Grimm for several seasons. On the big screen, he just had a critically-acclaimed turn as Maverick Carter in The Hate U Give.
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