The CBS Network just locked in the leading man for a high-profile project, tapping “Sense8” star Brian J. Smith for its reboot of the 1997 feature “L.A. Confidential,” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
Smith will play Det. Ed Exley, the part handled by Guy Pearce in the movie.
“CBS described its ‘L.A. Confidential’ take as giving James Ellroy’s novel a ‘2018 treatment’ in terms of tone, music and style,” THR reports. “The paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter and an up-and-coming actress intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of glamorous and gritty 1950s Los Angeles.”