March 5, 2011 / 1:20 AM / 9 years ago

James Caviezel to star in "Person of Interest"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - James Caviezel has been cast in J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan’s drama pilot “Person of Interest” for U.S. network CBS.

He joins “Lost” alum Michael Emerson and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson in the Warner Bros. Television project.

The drama centers on a paramilitary CIA officer (Caviezel) who is presumed killed in the line of duty, but resurfaces in New York City where he teams up with an eccentric billionaire (Emerson) to clean up the city’s violent underworld.

Caviezel co-starred opposite Ian McKellen in 2009 remake of “The Prisoner” for U.S. cable network AMC. He also starred in Terrence Malick’s “Thin Red Line” and Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ.”

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