Scoop: Heroes' Milo Ventimiglia Joins Frank Darabont's TNT Crime Drama Pilot L.A. Noir

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Heroes grad Milo Ventimiglia is (finally) returning to the small screen, with a starring role in Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont’s new TNT drama pilot L.A. Noir.

Described as a fast-paced period thriller (based on the acclaimed novel by the same name), the project centers on the 1940s/50s-era epic battle between Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker and boxer-turned-mobster Mickey Cohen.

Ventimiglia will play Ned Stax, a former marine who served during WWII and is now an up-and-coming lawyer who has been groomed to be a “fixer” for the mob, Deadline reports.

Darabont is an executive producer on L.A. Noir and will write and direct the pilot.



Comments (14)

  • Is this what the videogame is based on?

    Comment by Mark – February 21, 2012 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or based on the videogame? I would like to know too (Aaron Staton needs to stay on Mad Men but I would be happy for him if he got the lead in this).

      Comment by Annie – February 22, 2012 05:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HOORAY!

    Comment by Paige – February 21, 2012 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally! I love him and can’t wait! This is good that he is working with the caliber of director such as Frank Darabont.

    Comment by Sarah – February 21, 2012 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • milo can be on a blank screen and i’d watch. god how his mouth is sexxxxxxxxxxxxxxy. been a long tiem fan.

      Comment by lorna – February 23, 2012 01:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aww, I miss Heroes!

    Comment by Danielle H – February 21, 2012 07:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wonder if this is the role that has been oft mentioned for The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal?

    Comment by TheDude – February 21, 2012 07:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually it is not the same role. The will be playing antagonists.

      Comment by Sarah – February 21, 2012 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was thinking the same thing!

    Comment by Gamer – February 21, 2012 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • omg!!! so excited!! can’t wait to have Milo back on tv!!!

    Comment by athena606 – February 21, 2012 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What happened with that comics-project of his, I think it’s called Rest? There were rumors that he’s going to make a pilot about a year ago or so.

    Comment by Sarabi – February 22, 2012 07:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! I’ve been hoping he’d show up on a regular basis. Still want to see him {Jess] reunite with Rory in a GG TV movie.

    Comment by Templar – February 22, 2012 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i know, jess is my first choice for rory. ANYONE but stupid logan.

      Comment by lorna – February 23, 2012 01:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As soon as I read that Frank Darabont was writing/directing this I was hooked. I love everything this guy does so I sure hope it gets picked up. Plus I really like that 40s-50s film noir time period.

    Comment by TheBeach – February 22, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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