“Immortals,” “Alexander” and “The Originals” star Joseph Morgan has scored the lead male role in the FOX drama series pilot based on Dennis Lehane’s novel “Gone Baby Gone”.
The story centers on a pair of private detectives, Patrick Kenzie (Morgan) and Angela Gennaro, who are armed with their wits, their street knowledge and an undeniable chemistry as they work to right the wrongs the law can’t in the working-class Boston borough of Dorchester.
Casey Affleck played the role in the 2007 film adaptation which marked Ben Affleck’s directorial debut.
Robert Levine and Lehane are both set to executive produce the pilot, which will be a co-production between 20th Century Fox Television and Miramax. Levine will also serve as the writer.