Doug Falconer (“Forsaken”) is producing for West Omaha Films along with Terry Hanna, Dave Clark and John Beasley. The screenplay was written by Gregory Allen Howard, whose credits include “Remember the Titans” and “Ali.”
The project has been in development for several years, but Bent is the first actor to be cast. Filming on “The Magician” is expected to begin in the late summer.
Bent was recently won best actor in a leading dramatic role at the Canadian Screen Awards for the miniseries “The Book of Negroes.” His feature credits include starring in three of the “Saw” films; TV credits include “Angela’s Eyes,” “Kevin Hill” and the “Kojak” reboot that starred Ving Rhames.
When the Denver Broncos hired him in 1968, Briscoe became
The page will present streaming episodes and movies that also are available on the stand-alone site for Hulu, the joint online video venture between NBC Universal and News Corp., the parent company of MySpace. Smaller clips of the shows also will be available.
Programming on PrimeTime includes such Fox and NBC series as 24, Heroes and The Office; along with older shows no longer on the air such as Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Kojak; and movies from studios owned by News Corp. and NBC Uni like Fox Searchlight's Sideways and Fox's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
MySpace TV content also will be available on PrimeTime, including Quarterlife, Roommates, Prom Queen and Lonelygirl15.
New shows, clips and films will be added regularly to the page.
Hulu also is distributed through Time Warner's AOL, Microsoft's MSN, Comcast and Yahoo. The site launched in private beta at the end of October.
Tony Piccirillo (USA's Kojak) is writing the untitled project for Cooper's Landscape Entertainment and Fox TV Studio.
Lanier, a 39-year-old white single mother who dropped out of high school after getting pregnant at 14, became D.C.'s first female police chief and one of the youngest heads of the 3,800-member department dominated by black male officers. In addition to dealing with the city's high crime rate, Lanier also has to deal with about 100 other law enforcement agencies operating in D.C.
"Here's a white woman in a man's world and an African-American world, working with agency after agency in a complicated jurisdiction like Washington, D.C., and she's a single mom," Cooper said. "This seemed like a rich area to look at."
Cooper was a former HBO Pictures, TriStar and DreamWorks topper before segueing into producing through Landscape.
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