Cronenberg, who'll be premiering hotly anticipated Don DeLillo adaptation "Cosmopolis" at Cannes this year, often ends up playing a medical professional of some sort when he acts -- he was neurologist Dr. Brezzel on two episodes of "Alias," vet Dr. Leichman on "Happy Town" and a government scientist in "Jason X." Keeping with that pattern, he'll play "a brilliant scientist and Nobel Prize winner who becomes unhinged after his wife’s death" and "comes up with a dangerous plot to change the course of history" in the "Rewind" first episode.
"Rewind" will follow a team of military operatives and scientists trying to use untested time travel technology to avoid a terrorist attack and change the past --
The thriller revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. Shane McRae (of "Four Kings") and Keisha Castle-Hughes (of "Whale Rider") will star alongside Jennifer Ferrin, Robbie Jones and Keon Mohajeri.
Here's Cronenberg playing Dr. Phillip K. Decker in Clive Barker's 1990 "Nightbreed":