TV Casting Call: Ethan Hawke Has EXIT STRATEGY at Fox, Dane Cook Calls HAWAII FIVE-0, and Anthony Michael Hall Visits NO ORDINARY FAMILY

     December 13, 2010


After putting his best foot forward with work in films like Training Day and both Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, it looks like Ethan Hawke taking post at Fox with his first major TV series. Deadline reports the actor will both star in and produce Exit Strategy, a potential series which would focus on a team of 5 experts associated with the CIA who are deployed when an operation goes bad to extract those in danger before it’s too late. Hawke would play the team leader, the architect of the plan who would rather die than fail them. Set up as a procedural, each episode would deal with a different crises at different locales around the world. The pilot was written by Safe House screenwriter David Guggenheim and several unnamed A-List directors apparently already circling the project. Sounds like a decent replacement for Fox’s now finished action series 24, and with Hawke attached, we’ll likely see it get picked up for next season.

Details on a couple guest stars for Hawaii Five-0 and No Ordinary Family after the jump.

dane_cook_01Though he’s more comfortable on the stand-up comedy circuit than anything, Dane Cook is continuing his somewhat lackluster attempts at acting by guest starring and CBS’ hit series remake of Hawaii Five-0. EW reports Cook will be playing Danny “Danno” Williams’ (Scott Caan) brother in a February episode. Though he’s currently only set for one episode, the character could definitely be a recurring one throughout this season and more down the road. Hopefully his appearance is better than all of his work in film.

Finally, TV Guide reports that favorite former teenage star and The Dead Zone lead Anthony Michael Hall is set to guest star on No Ordinary Family, one of very few series that have surprised me this season. The actor will appear in a sweeps episode in February and will clash with super father Jim Powell (Michael Chiklis). Producers only revealed that he’s a “force to be reckoned with” so I wonder if he’ll be throwing down the superpowers. Hall is no stranger to superheroes having appeared in a supporting role in The Dark Knight, and I’m always glad to see him show up in stuff I love from time to time.