Vinnie Jones joins Greg Berlanti's Deception
Vinnie Jones is going to be playing the "world's greatest illusion builder" in Greg Berlanti's new ABC pilot.
Deadline reports that Jones, who is best known for Snatch, has joined Deception as Gunter Gastafsen, who will be a series regular. He will star opposite Jack Cutmore-Scott (Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life), who plays Cameron Black, a magician who turns to the FBI after a scandal destroys his career. Black works as the FBI's first consulting illusionist, helping them to solve their most difficult and confounding cases.
Jones is also known for X-Men: The Last Stand, Swordfish, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Chuck, and Galavant. He is set to appear in the upcoming Kingsman: The Secret Service sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Deception comes from mega-producer Berlanti, the man behind The CW's Arrow-verse. The pilot will be written by Chuck's Chris Fedak. Martin Gero (Blindspot), Sarah Schechter (Arrow), and David Nutter (Smallville) will executive produce alongside Fedak and Berlanti.
Deception is one of a number of pilots that Berlanti has in the works. He has a Black Lightning pilot starring Cress Williams at The CW, in addition to the mystery drama Searchers alongside The 100 creator Jason Rothenberg. Berlanti Productions also has a put-pilot commitment from ABC for the action-drama Criminal, with pilots for comedy Raised by Wolves and soap The Marquis also in the works at the alphabet network, according to Deadline.
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