Walton Goggins to star in LA Confidential pilot

By Nathaniel Dalby - Fri 23rd Feb 2018 News

The Justified star is headed back to TV via the 1950s.

Walton Goggins has been cast for the upcoming L.A. Confidential pilot.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the Justified star will appear in the show as Detective Jack Vincennes, who was played by Kevin Spacey in the 1997 film.

Anna Fricke, who has previously worked on Valor, has also been confirmed as the showrunner should a full series be picked up.

The L.A. Confidential series has been described as a 2018 in terms of style and tone and will deviate from the original novel and film.

The series focuses on 3 homicide detectives and a female reporter as their paths cross while on the hunt for a sadistic serial killer in 1950s Los Angeles.

This sounds like it will have more of a focus on crime investigation rather than the police corruption angle of the novel and the film.

Gotham writer Jordan Harper has penned the script for the pilot with Michael Dinner set to direct.

Walton Goggins has received critical acclaim for his performances, with his most well-known role being the arch-villain Boyd Crowder in crime thriller series Justified. Goggins has also appeared in Western thriller The Hateful Eight and is set to star in the upcoming Marvel film Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Alongside Goggins, Sense8 star Brian J. Smith has also been confirmed to star, as upstart cop Ed Exley, who was previously portrayed by Guy Pearce in the film.

L.A. Confidential is the third book in James Ellroy’s LA Quartet series of novels, all 4 of which have been mined for film and TV over the years.

An L.A. Confidential series was attempted back in 2003, but was not picked up for a full season.

You can watch the L.A. Confidential film on Amazon Prime Video right now.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter