Actor Dennis Haysbert (The Unit, 24, and all those Allstate commercials) has been signed by The Gersh Agency.
We’ve covered Haysbert recently for his role in Sundance Festival drama LUV, but along with the Gersh announcement came news that he will also co-star in two new features, dark comedy The Details, and tropical island comedy Welcome to the Jungle.
In The Details, Haysbert joins a cast that includes Elizabeth Banks, Tobey Macquire and Kerry Washington, in a tale where a family’s pest problem leads to a chain of domestic tension, infidelity and murder. The film is set for September 2012 release.
Haysbert’s role in Welcome to the Jungle looks to be more minor. The film, which features an ensemble cast including Adam Brody, Rob Huebel, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, centers on group of co-workers stranded on a desert island. Jungle is currently in post.