In a definite nod to diversity, Corey Hawkins, best known for his role as “Dr. Dre” in Straight Outta Compton has been cast as “Eric Carter” in the FOX reboot of 24.
Kiefer Sutherland played the Counterterrorism agent, “Jack Bauer” for 9 seasons between 2001 to 2014. At nearly 50 years old, Sutherland simply wasn’t interested in returning to the action series for season 10.
FOX has since decided to completely revamp the show with Hawkins, 27, as the lead. Here are the details about the new plot from Entertainment Weekly:
“Strong and smart, Eric came from a very rough background and turned his life around in the Army Rangers,” reads the official description. “Now back home in Virginia with his wife Nicole, he’s pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him.” Carter will join forces with the Counter Terrorist Unit to try and prevent an attack on American soil.
“None of the original 24 cast is expected to appear in the new version, which Fox ordered to pilot earlier this month. Unlike the first version of the series, where Jack Bauer (Sutherland) was basically a lone wolf protagonist for nine seasons, the new 24 also has strong features a female co-lead role (not yet cast). If given a series order, 24: Legacy will also play looser with the original show’s distinctive “real time” format, with a 12-episode order instead of 24 episodes.”
Congrats Corey! While you and your Straight Outta Compton castmates may have been snubbed for Oscars, your talent hasn’t gone unnoticed and you’re definitely a rising star in Hollywood!
'Straight Outta Compton' Los Angeles Premiere
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“Straight Outta Compton” Star Corey Hawkins Lands Lead Role In FOX Series was originally published on hellobeautiful.com