J.K. Simmons to Star in Starz Thriller About Fringe-y Parallel Dimensions

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Recently minted Oscar winner (and The Closer alum) J.K. Simmons will headline Counterpart, a supernatural-tinged thriller for Starz.

As reported by our sister site Deadline, Simmons will star as Howard Silk, a longtime United Nations agency wonk who discovers the organization he works for is guarding a secret passageway to a parallel dimension — on the other side of which is his own counterpart, who is dubbed Howardternate Prime.

The project was created by Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, the upcoming Jungle Book movie), while The Imitation Game‘s Morten Tyldum is set to direct the first episodes.

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