Behind Enemy Lines pilot Casts Scream’s Willa Fitzgerald and Numb3rs’ Dylan Bruno
Scream‘s Willa Fitzgerald and Numbr3s‘ Dylan Bruno have joined the Behind Enemy Lines pilot for FOX, according to Deadline. The pilot is loosely based on the 2001 film starring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman, and directed by John Moore. The pilot was written by Nikki Toscano (24: Legacy, Shades of Blue) and will be directed by McG (Supernatural). Fitzgerald will reportedly play “Roxanne Daly, a Navy pilot stationed on the USS Tyson, and Ziggy’s (Gabriel Chavarria) ex-girlfriend.” Bruno will play “Scott Byrne, the cautious, but firm Commander of the Air Group, who has a lot of pilots under his command.”
Behind Enemy Lines will tell the story of a group of U.S. soldiers who find themselves trapped on the wrong side of a conflict. It’s described as “a multiple-perspective narrative that closely follows our soldiers on the ground and the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier, along with intelligence officers in D.C. as they attempt to bring our heroes home safely and under the radar.”
The film Behind Enemy Lines was set during the Bosnian war, and was loosely based on the 1995 Mrkonjić Grad incident, where a soldier went down behind enemy lines and his commanding officer tried to get approval for a rescue mission. Fitzgerald and Bruno join a cast that also includes B.J. Britt, Marg Helgenberger, Nestor Carbonell, Colm Feore and Melia Kreiling.
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