Neal McDonough Joins Frank Darabont's TNT Pilot LA Noir
It looks like Neal McDonough found what could be his next TV role. The actor is currently playing the role of Robert Quarles on FXís Justified, and his credits include a couple of big screen parts. And possibly coming soon, we may be seeing him in Frank Darabontís TNT drama pilot LA Noir.
Written and directed by Darabont, whose recent work includes The Walking Dead, LA Noir is based on John Butninís book L.A. Noir: The Struggle For the Soul of Americaís Most Seductive City, and follows the true story of the conflict between the LAPD and ďruthless criminal elements led by mobster Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of LAís criminal world.Ē McDonough has been cast to play the role of Police Chief Parker, whoís described as a man with a long memory and a ruthless streak when provoked. Heís set on taking down Cohen, and also dedicated to rooting out corruption within the police department.
This certainly sounds like a part McDonough can handle. In addition to Justified, heís also appeared in Desperate Housewives, and Syfyís miniseries Tin Man. McDonough joins previously cast Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) in the TNT pilot. The Walking Deadís Jon Bernthal is also said to be in talks for a part in the project. My guess is that confirmation (or official debunking) of Bernthalís casting may be held of until things wrap up for TWDís second season. Hopefully weíll hear one way or another if heís set to play a role in the drama, soon enough. In the meantime, McDonough is certainly a great addition to the pilot.
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