ABC's Flash Forward certainly seems to be living up to its title in terms of casting announcements; just days after casting Pirates of the Caribbean's Jack Davenport, news breaks that they're adding Star Trek's new Sulu and Shakespeare In Love's leading man, as well.
Joseph Fiennes, who played the Bard a decade ago before surrendering to being the less famous of the Fiennes Brothers, is up for the lead role in the new drama, according to the Hollywood Reporter:
Based on Robert J. Sawyer's sci-fi novel, "Flash" chronicles the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world passes out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and has a mysterious vision of the future that changes lives forever.
The project centers on Mark Banford (Fiennes), an FBI agent who is patching up his life and his marriage after winning a long struggle with the bottle. Disturbed by the harrowing premonition during his blackout, he races to unravel the mystery, fearful of the murky future that might spell disaster for himself and his loved ones.
John Cho, Star Trek's latest Sulu, is also said to be in talks for a co-starring role according to the Reporter; the show debuts next year on ABC.
Joseph Fiennes looks 'Forward' [Hollywood Reporter]