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Dominic Purcell has been tapped to star in the Fox drama pilot Prison Break. The pilot, to be directed by Brett Ratner, centers on an engineer (Wentworth Miller) who inserts himself into a prison he designed to help his brother (Purcell), a death row inmate who insists he is innocent, escape. Purcell, who has a talent deal with the network, recently landed a multiepisode arc on the freshman Fox series North Shore (HR 11/17). The actor, who toplined Fox's short-lived drama John Doe, next appears in the feature Blade: Trinity. He is repped by Endeavor and Untitled Entertainment.

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