All you Ving Rhames fans have something good coming your way. He’s set to play the lead character in a comedy pilot for Comedy Central network titled Black Jack. The project will be executive produced by David Gordon Green, director of Pineapple Express and George Washington among others.
According to Deadline, the show centers on Black Jack (Rhames) who, after 20 years as the most kick-ass special ops agent the US government has had on its payroll, finally goes too far and is de-commissioned.
Joining in producing duties are Danny McBride, Jody Hill and Matt Reilly. Comedy Central actually picked up the pilot last month contingent on finding the right actor for the lead. So now, it’s a green light!
This would be the second time Rhames will play the lead in a television series, Kojak (USA network) was the first.