Hill Harper has booked a co-starring role opposite Jake McDorman and Jennifer Carpenter in CBS’ drama pilot, “Limitless,” which is based on the 2011 feature that starred Bradley Cooper, itself based on the novel, “The Dark Fields,” by Alan Glynn.
The film told the story of a struggling writer who becomes a financial wizard, with the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of their brain abilities; but it also thrusts him into a dangerous new world.
The TV pilot adaptation, which will be executive produced by Bradley Cooper, follows a similar narrative, except the lead character will use his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.
Hill Harper has signed up to play a character named Boyle, who is a former military officer, now an FBI asset with experience testing the effects of NZT on FBI Special Agents.
Marc Webb is directing the pilot from a script by Craig Sweeny.
Harper enjoyed a long run on CBS’ “CSI: NY” – 10 seasons to be exact. There was also “Covert Affairs” on the USA Network, which he was on for 2 seasons. On the big screen, his most recent work was leading Tommy Oliver’s acclaimed feature film directorial debut, “1982.” Upcoming, catch him in another indie feature, Qasim Basir’s “Destined” (which stars Cory Hardrict), and alongside Will Smith in “Concussion.”