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Old 06-18-04, 11:38 AM
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FX officially orders Thief (with Andre Braugher) pilot

FX Catches 'Thief' Pilot

(Friday, June 18 08:22 AM)

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - The long-gestating project "Thief" has received an official pilot order from FX.
Production on the pilot, starring Emmy winner Andre Braugher ("Homicide," "Gideon's Crossing") as the title character, is scheduled to begin in August in New Orleans. Paul McGuigan ("Gangster No. 1," "Wicker Park") has signed on to direct.

FX originally ordered "Thief" last fall as a cast-contingent pilot. It went through some revisions when John Landgraf took over as the cable network's president of entertainment early this year, and that revised version attracted Braugher.

"We got excited because it's a different kind of part than Andrea would be expected to play," Landgraf tells The Hollywood Reporter, "and he brings a level of gravity to the role that is unexpected for a show about thieves."

The show will focus on Braugher and his crew, who become targets for Chinese gangsters as well as the police while planning their next job. Braugher's character also struggles away from the job when a stepdaughter (Mae Whitman, "State of Grace") he hardly knows enters his life.

Malik Yoba ("New York Undercover") has also joined the cast as a member of Braugher's team. Will Yun Lee ("Witchblade") will play one of the gangsters.

Norman Morrill wrote the "Thief" script and is executive producing with Gavin Polone and Vivian Cannon of production company Pariah.
F/X + Drama + Andre Braugher =
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I'm intrigued. I've not been let down by an FX series yet.
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Brief description of Thief

Centers on a family man/thief who plays both sides of a law. The series was originally conceived by creator Norman Morrill ("The Visitor," "Providence") as having each episode encapsulating a single day in the time leading up to the robbery of a national institution.
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Sounds quite promising.
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Re: FX officially orders Thief (with Andre Braugher) pilot

Originally posted by Red Dog
Andre Braugher =
That works for me.
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Yup loved him in Homicide
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Re: FX officially orders Thief (with Andre Braugher) pilot

Originally posted by Red Dog
F/X + Drama + Andre Braugher =
Yes, indeed.

To quote Bunk Moreland: "Oh, my pants are wet!!"
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Guess I'll be adding another show to my "to watch" list.
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FX has rounded out the cast of the drama pilot "Thief," adding Linda Hamilton and Michael Rooker. From Fox TV Studios, Regency TV and Pariah, "Thief" stars Andre Braugher ("Homicide: Life on the Street") as the ringleader of a group of robbers preparing for their next hit (HR 6/18). Hamilton ("Terminator 2: Judgment Day") plays a fence for Braugher's crew. Rooker ("The Chronicles of Riddick") depicts a detective on his way out of the force who is being investigated by internal affairs. Both are recurring characters. Malik Yoba, Mae Whitman and Will Yun Lee also are in the cast. The pilot was written by Norman Morrill and will be directed by Paul McGuigan ("Gangster No. 1"). Morrill will executive produce with Pariah's Gavin Polone and Vivian Cannon. Hamilton and Rooker are repped by Writers and Artists Group International. (Item courtesy of THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)
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Seeing how I'll be getting F/X as of September 1st, I can actually watch this series!
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Any word on a premiere date?
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Originally posted by Geofferson
Any word on a premiere date?
Maybe after Nip/Tuck? Thief would run just long enough until Sheild S4.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
Brief description of Thief

Centers on a family man/thief who plays both sides of a law. The series was originally conceived by creator Norman Morrill ("The Visitor," "Providence") as having each episode encapsulating a single day in the time leading up to the robbery of a national institution.

Sounds like CATWOMAN.


j/k

A. Braugher is a fantastic actor and I'm sure he'll add much to the role.
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Sounds good.

(Wish all you Braugher fans had supported "Hack". I really enjoyed that show. )
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Glad to see the Rook involved also
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Originally posted by rkndkn
Sounds good.

(Wish all you Braugher fans had supported "Hack". I really enjoyed that show. )
I tried....believe me...I tried.

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