Danny Huston is looking to get saved. The 'X Men Origins: Wolverine' star has been tapped as the male lead opposite Ashley Judd in the NBC drama pilot 'Salvation.'
'Salvation' is described as a "provocative" drama that explores faith, family and corruption in Spring Hill, Texas. Judd stars as Jennifer Strickland, who is forced to defend her children, church and religious beliefs after her husband, Spring Hill mega-church pastor Daniel Strickland, dies under mysterious circumstances. Her world rocked, Strickland must protect her family and congregation, and steps up to the pulpit and takes over her husband's church.
Huston will play Caleb, the lead pastor at a rival mega-church (and who will probably give Judd a run for her money when it comes to preaching God's truth). Warren Kole ('The Following'), Stark Sands ('Inside Llewyn Davis') and Meg Steedle ('Boardwalk Empire') are also set to co-star in the one-hour project.
'Salvation' was written by Liz Heldens ('Deception), who will also exec-produce alongside David Janollari ('Six Feet Under'). The pilot will be directed by Jeff Reiner ('Friday Night Lights').
Huston, who's known for his film roles in 'Hitchcock,' '21 Grams' and 'Children of Men,' just came off of his stint as The Axeman on 'American Horror Story: Coven.' He will next be seen in a three-episode arc on Showtime’s 'Masters of Sex.'