Dermot Mulroney to Play the new Rockford

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Dermot Mulroney is in talks to play iconic private eye Jim Rockford in NBC’s update on the hit 1970s drama that starred James Garner. It will be his first regular TV role.

The new Rockford is described as “slightly crumpled, wry humored, cynical, world weary, compassionate when it’s called for and easily irritated by morons.”

His troubled past includes includes doing some time as a convict and as a cop.

“The Rockford Files” was written by “House” creator David Shore, who is executive producing with Steve Carell.