Christian Slater in Talks for The Forgotten

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Christian Slater (“My Own Worst Enemy”) is in negotiations to star in ABC’s new series “The Forgotten,” says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Forgotten,” from WBTV and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is a mystery drama revolving around a group of amateur detectives led by a former cop (Slater) whose 11-year-old daughter was kidnapped three years before.

The project is recasting after being picked up to series in May to air at 10 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 22.

Slater would replace British actor Rupert Penry-Jones, who played the lead in the pilot. Another role, that of a female member of the sleuth squad, also is being recast.