Sewell Toplining Bruckheimer’s Eleventh Hour


British actor Rufus Sewell is set as the lead in Jerry Bruckheimer’s new CBS drama project “Eleventh Hour,” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The project, based on the Patrick Stewart-starring British limited sci-fi series, centers on Jacob Hood (Sewell), a special science adviser to the government who, with his feisty female bodyguard in tow, saves people from the worst abuses of science.

Feature writer-director Mick Davis wrote the script for the American version, which is set in the U.S.

“CSI” executive producer Danny Cannon, who directed the pilot for “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and is credited with creating the hit franchise’s distinct look, will direct the pilot.