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Jason Patric joins FX's Powers pilot

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yesterday I told you about the first casting news associated with FX's new Powers television show, based on the comic book series created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Fleming. The first cast member named was Lucy Punch who will play Det. Deena Pilgrim, the more quick temperted and less seasoned of the two cops the show follows. Today we learn the name of the show's main actor, the guy with the chiseled square jaw that will play Det. Christian Walker.

Jason Patric is the guy that got the job. Even after more than 20 years, he's probably best remembered for starring in The Lost Boys as the older brother to Corey Haim's vampire killing teen. Since then Patric has had consistent work in the biz but never any huge roles that have shoved him into true stardom: Narc, Sleepers, Rush, the atrocious Speed 2: Cruise Control, The Alamo, In the Valley of Elah and another comic book adaptation, last year's The Losers, were some of the better known films he's starred in since The Lost Boys.

With the casting of Jason Patric and Lucy Punch, now we've got the core of the Powers show. As someone that read the first bunch of Powers comic books, I like both choices for the roles. Anyone else have their own thoughts about how the show is shaping up?

-Deadline.
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Haven't read the comic, but I know that Goits is a huge Bendis fan, so he'll probably have some comments. Most of them snarky.

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