Former Leverage star Timothy Hutton is set as the male lead in ABC’s drama pilot American Crime. Felicity Huffman is in negotiations for the female lead in the project, written and exec produced by John Ridley, who is fresh off winning an Oscar for 12 Years A Slave. It centers on the racially charged murder of a war veteran and the subsequent trial, which are examined through the personal lives of the players involved. Hutton, repped by Untitled, WME and Jackoway Tyerman, will play Chuck Skokie, a former gambling addict-turned-honest working man whose adult son Matt is the victim.
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