Actor Dylan McDermott is making the transition from asylum resident to FBI agent. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is set to join the cast of CBS' latest pilot project "Hostages."
McDermott ("American Horror Story") is set to co-star with Toni Collette ("United States of Tara") in the new project. The story centers on Collette's surgeon character getting caught up in a vast political conspiracy when she is chosen to operate on the President of United States. When her family is taken hostage, she must choose to work for or against them in a desperate attempt to save their lives.
Her recently cast co-star will portray the FBI agent also wrapped up in the conspiracy, but whose side he is on remains a mystery. McDermott has some experience playing G-Men, with his breakout role as a Secret Service agent opposite Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich in a similarly charged political thriller "In The Line Of Fire."
"Hostages" reunites the actor with Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer, as the two previously teamed on the short-lived TNT cop series "Dark Blue." The new project adds to the producer's
full television slate, and is based on an Israeli series pitch by Alon Aranya, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir that was never produced. The adaptation is written by feature writer Jeffrey Nachmanoff ("The Day After Tomorrow"), who will serve as executive producer on the project along with Bruckheimer, Shamir, Sharir, Jonathan Littman, and Omri Givon.