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Chris Evans to Star in Apple Crime Drama 'Defending Jacob'

Postby Blue Jackets » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:28 am

Add Chris Evans to the list of feature film stars headed for television.

The Captain America star will topline and executive produce the crime drama Defending Jacob, which has landed a straight-to-series order at Apple.

Based on William Landay's 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, the project — which is being billed as a limited series — revolves around Andy Barber, an assistant district attorney who investigates the slaying of a 14-year-old boy and discovers his teenage son is a suspect. The character-driven thriller will run for eight episodes.

Mark Bomback (the Planet of the Apes trilogy) created the TV take and will pen the script, exec produce and serve as showrunner. The drama hails from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Rosalie Swedlin and Adam Shulman will exec produce for Anonymous Content, while Oscar nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, TV's Counterpart, Jack Ryan) will exec produce and direct the series.
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Re: Chris Evans to Star in Apple Crime Drama 'Defending Jacob'

Postby Tyler » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:08 am

Apple is really stacking their launch lineup

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