Arielle Kebbel has joined the cast for NBC’s drama pilot Lincoln, based on The Bone Collector books by Jeffery Deaver Deadline reveal.
Kebbel will portray Amelia Sanchs who Angelina Jolie played in the 1999 movie whilst Russell Hornsby (above) will play Lincoln Rhyme who Denzel Washington previuosly portrayed.
Written by VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli and directed by Seth Gordon, Lincoln followslegendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme (Hornsby), who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs (Kebbel), a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.
Kebbel’s Amelia Sachs is extremely bright and can hold her own in any situation. The character’s last name matches that in the books. In the movie, it was changed to Amelia Donaghy.
VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli are executive producing the project alongside Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan. Sony Pictures TV and Universal TV will produce in association with Keshet Studios.
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