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When we first learned that Michael Bay and X-Files writer James Wong were teaming up for an A&E pilot called Occult, part of the plot noted that the lead character would be returning to work at the FBI after taking time off following some kind of meltdown while investigating his wife's disappearance. Since then, we learned that Josh Lucas would play the role of the FBI agent. And today comes word that Sarah Jane Morris has signed on to play the role of the wife who disappeared.
Just last week we got a look at Agnes Bruckner in costume for the starring role in Lifetime's Anna Nicole Smith movie, and it looks like we may be seeing even more of the actor, as she's set to co-star in James Wong's A&E pilot Occult, which is being produced by Michael Bay.
A&E’s cast-contingent pilot Occult has finally found the two leads it needed to go forward with production. Picked up back in September, the X-Files-like drama project has found its stars in Josh Lucas (The Firm) and Lynn Collins (True Blood).
A&E is moving into supernatural territory with a pilot order for a new drama from Michael Bay (Transformers) and James Wong, who wrote for The X-Files. Wong’s expertise should come in handy on the new project. Occult bears some major similarities to the X-Files; it’s focused on two FBI agents investigating paranormal activity.