One of the actors in the Best Picture of 2012 is heading to AMC.
Scoot McNairy (his real name), who played Joe Stafford in the film 'Argo' (about Americans stuck in a hostile Iran), has landed the co-starring role in AMC's new drama pilot 'Halt and Catch Fire.'
The series is set in the 1980s and focuses on the personal computing boom. Three men serve as the focal point of the series - Gordon Clarke (McNairy), an engineer; Joe MacMillan (played by 'Pushing Daises' Lee Pace), who provided the vision; and Cameron Howe ('Smashed's Mackenzie Davis), the prodigy who helped get things running. The three men work together to go against the corporate juggernauts that dominated the time, while trying to juggle their own egos and greed in Texas' Silicone Prairie.
In the series, Gordon serves as an engineer at Cardiff Giant who puts his dreams and own visions on the shelf after his business venture fails, which leaves him depressed, insecure and testy.
The series is being created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, with Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein on board to executive produce. Jose Campanella ('House') is directing the pilot.
In addition to 'Argo,' McNairy has appeared on 'Bones,' 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Six Feet Under,' to name a few.