Terrence Howard has joined the cast of “Law & Order: Los Angeles.”
Dick Wolf, the big man behind the “Law & Order” franchise, made the announcement on Friday at the Television Critics Association Summer Session in Beverly Hills, that the star, who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for “Hustle & Flow” in 2005, is a part of the new series’ cast.
The former “Iron Man” star (he played Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the first film of that franchise), will play a Deputy District Attorney alongside Alfred Molina, who was announced as a part of the cast last week. Molina, fresh from his Tony-nominated roll in “Red” on Broadway, is playing Deputy District Attorney Morales.
Over on the police side of the show, as previously announced, Skeet Ulrich will play Detective John Winters, while Corey Stoll, who recently had a role in the Angelina Jolie film “Salt,” will play Det. Tomas “TJ” Jaruszalski.
Wolf added that it is possible that members of the cast of the original “Law & Order” could guest star on the LA-based series.
Due to its location, “LOLA,” as the show is being referred to, will take inspiration from celebrity-related crime.
In related “Law & Order” news, Wolf confirmed that “Law & Order,” which was canceled at the end of its most recent season, is officially dead.