Hugh Laurie Gets Night Watch Duty

Fox Searchlight and New Regency are lining up Hugh Laurie (TV’s “House”) to join the cast of the David Ayer-directed, James Ellroy-penned crime drama “Night Watch” (aka. “The Night Watchman”) reports Variety.

Story follows a Los Angeles cop (Keanu Reeves) who’s become wedded to the bottle after his wife’s death and is framed by a onetime mentor (Forest Whitaker), for the killing of a fellow officer.

Laurie and Chris Evans would play internal affairs officers. Shooting begins this month.