The Star Trek and Mission: Impossible actor is in negotiations to play a top-secret role in Frank Darabont’s TNT period drama pilot L.A. Noir, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Details on Pegg’s character are being kept under wraps, but an insider confirms that the British multi-hyphenate would appear as a guest star in the pilot.
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 determined Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker (played by Justified‘s Neal McDonough) and boxer-turned-mobster Mickey Cohen.
The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal and Heroes‘ Milo Ventimiglia also star.
Darabont, in his first post-Walking Dead gig, is an executive producer on L.A. Noir and will write and direct the pilot.