Fast & Furious star Jordana Brewster gets to take her turn playing a law enforcement officer. The actress has been cast in Fox’s upcoming Lethal Weapon pilot, reports Deadline.
The project is a TV adaptation of the popular action movie franchise starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The duo played a pair of Los Angeles Police Department detectives with an odd couple dynamic. The first film in the buddy cop series came out in 1987 and spawned three sequels, the most recent of which was released in 1998.
Brewster is set to play a hostage negotiator in the hour-long pilot: Dr. Maureen “Mo” Cahill. Her character is described as “no-nonsense,” and she deals with cops coping with trauma. She’ll work with one of the lead characters, Martin Riggs (yet to be cast), after he joins the LAPD. Formerly a Navy SEAL and police officer in Texas, he makes the move to Los Angeles after losing his wife and child.
In the pilot, Riggs will be partnered with Detective Roger Murtaugh (played by Damon Wayans), forming the duo originally played by Gibson and Glover, respectively. Murtaugh has his own struggles as well. After recently suffering a heart attack, he has to try to avoid stress. The pilot is written by Matt Miller and directed by McG, who helmed 2000’s Charlie’s Angels and its sequel, This Means War, and more.
Although Brewster is best known for her role as Mia in the Fast & Furious franchise, she has had a variety of TV roles as well. She got her start in soap operas and has since starred in TNT’s Dallas. The actress also currently has a recurring role as Denise Brown on American True Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and appears in season two of ABC’s Secrets & Lies.