Pilot Scoop: Diane Kruger Crosses FX's Bridge

Diane Kruger The BridgeMarking her first major foray into television, Diane Kruger has snagged the female lead in FX’s drama pilot The Bridge, TVLine has learned.

Adapted from the Scandinavian series i Bron, The Bridge centers on two detectives from the United States and Mexico who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the American-Mexican border.

Kruger, whose credits include Inglourious Basterds and the National Treasure films, will play El Paso Police Homicide Detective Sonya North, a dogged cop who lacks tact, warmth and empathy. Shockingly candid, she calls the world like she sees it – which can be off-putting to her colleagues, but also refreshing and funny.

The role of her partner, Marco Ruiz, is still being cast.

The Bridge pilot was penned by Meredith Stiehm (Homeland) and Elwood Reid (Hawaii Five-0) and will be directed by Gerardo Naranjo (Miss Bala).