Ving Rhames to Lead David Gordon Green’s Comedy Central Pilot BLACK JACK

     April 27, 2011

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We recently learned that Pineapple Express and Your Highness director David Gordon Green would write and direct a new pilot called Black Jack for Comedy Central. At the time, the official order for the pilot was contingent on who would be cast in the lead role, but now Deadline reports Ving Rhames has taken the part and that clause has been lifted. The new comedy series will follow Rhames as the title character who after 20 years as the most kick-ass special ops agent the US government has had on its payroll, finally goes too far and is de-commissioned, forcing him to live his life like the rest of us. This isn’t the first time Rhames has led a television series after his turn as Kojak in the series remake back in 2005. Personally, I like him as a character actor, but in Green’s hand, this new series could turn out to be just fine.

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