Christopher Meloni In Talks For Used Car Salesman Lead In Small Time
Since walking away from his 12 year run on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the stern yet sexy Christopher Meloni has been landing work in major productions, from True Blood to Man of Steel. However, while the projects are big, his roles have been small, so it's thrilling to hear reports from THR that Meloni has entered into final talks to lead Small Time, a semi-autobiographical indie drama penned and helmed by Joel Surnow the co-creator of 24.
Should he sign on, Meloni would star as a divorced used car salesman, based in Van Nuys, who is struggling with a nagging love for his ex-wife, and a son who'd rather work on the sales lot than go to college. Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules) has signed on to play the ambition-free son, while Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) has entered negotiations to play Meloni's business partner. Surnow, who is also producing, plans to go into production on Small Time next month. So we should get word on a confirmation soon, as well as the identity of the actress who will play his former paramour.
For Meloni fans, there's been a lot brewing of late to look forward to. First up, the captivating performer will appear as Colonel Hardy in Zack Snyder's Superman adventure on June 14th, followed shortly thereafter by his True Blood debut on the show's season premiere June 24th. Presently, Meloni is in production an indie comedy called Awful Nice, and is soon to shoot the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 where he'll portray Baseball Hall of Famer Leo "the Lip" Durocher. It's exhilarating not only to see his performances, but also to see him take such leaps in genre and character from project to project. Meloni's long been a chameleon, but with so many popular properties in his path, he may soon get the attention for which he is long overdue.
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