Scott Cohen will star opposite Hope Davis in the NBC drama pilot Coercion. Based on an Israeli format, the project hails from Universal TV and Keshet Media Group. The high-octane thriller from writer-director George Nolfi revolves around the O’Connor family and their extremely intelligent son, Alex (Gavin Stenhouse), a decorated American war hero and newly minted CIA analyst who is a true patriot and loves his country and family. Unbeknownst to him, his father (Cohen), his mother (Davis) and his sister (Margarita Levieva) are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated. Cohen, repped by Gersh, One Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman, is coming off a starring turn on USA’s Necessary Roughness and has been recurring on CW’s The Carrie Diaries.
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