Tony Winner Anthony LaPaglia Lands Role in CBS Pilot "Red Zone"
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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.