Lennie James (HBO’s Hung) is set to co-star opposite Mark Strong in the AMC drama pilot Low Winter Sun. Ernest Dickerson (The Walking Dead) is in negotiations to direct the pilot, from Endemol Studios and AMC Studios. Written/executive produced by Chris Mundy, the project, based on based on the 2006 British miniseries, is described as a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption that starts with the murder of a cop by fellow Detroit detective Frank Agnew (Strong). Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter that detective’s life and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. James, who co-starred in the ABC pilot Gotham last season, will play Joe, who is described as part cop, part perp. The actor, repped by UTA and manager Estelle Lasher, most recently did the BBC drama series Line Of Duty.
Joe Anderson (Across The Universe)-has been cast in AMC’s other drama pilot, the LaGravenese & Goldwyn project. Written by Richard LaGravenese and to be directed by Tony Goldwyn, the ensemble drama is a legal thriller centered on Adam Powell, a District Attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a sensational murder case. Anderson, repped by CAA, Management 360 and UK’s United Agents, will play Terry Kaminski, a man of Polish descent convicted of a crime. He will next be seen in Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.