Tony Winner Anthony LaPaglia Lands Role in CBS Pilot "Red Zone"

By Andrew Gans
17 Mar 2014

Anthony LaPaglia, who won a 1998 Tony Award for his performance in the revival of A View From the Bridge, has been cast in the lead role of the CBS pilot "Red Zone," according to Deadline.com.



The Uni TV drama will co-star Graham Rogers and David Castro.

James Foley will direct the pilot, which was penned by Nikki Toscano.

"Red Zone," according to Deadline, "centers on Holden Weller (LaPaglia), a retired CIA operative and intense high school football coach/athletic director who is pulled back into action when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., forced to investigate closer to home where the next rogersgeneration of terrorists is being bred."

Rogers will be seen as Jake, a second-string quarterback who has a "special bond with Coach Weller." Castro has been cast as Reza, a "smart and thoughtful new student at the high school who has just transferred there to play baseball."

LaPaglia has also been seen on Broadway in Lend Me a Tenor and The Rose Tattoo.