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Exclusive: Leverage Acquires Danny Glover

Make no mistake, Danny Glover is still not too old for this sh…tuff called acting. Not by a stretch. And the Lethal Weapon vet’s latest gig is on TNT’s Leverage, TVLine has learned exclusively.

In the fifth episode of the sleuthing drama’s upcoming fourth season, Glover will guest-star as a retired war veteran who “acquired a piece of art that has a little bit of a mystery story behind it,” Aldis Hodge (aka Hardison) told us on Saturday at the 32nd College Television Awards. “We get involved to try to help him recover it.”

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Hodge says that in a break from style for the TNT series, large sections of Glover’s episode will be narrated by his character, “so we see the majority of the story through his eyes.”

Leverage premieres the first, 10-episode stretch of its fourth season on Sunday, June 26.

In addition to his long list of film roles (including Beloved and Dreamgirls), Glover’s most recent TV credits include a Season 2 arc on Brothers & Sisters, a My Name Is Earl appearance, and an unbilled cameo at the end of the Human Target pilot. He has garnered four Emmy nominations over the years, including for his work on the TV-movies Mandela and Freedom Song. (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)