James Caviezel is J.J. Abrams’ Person of Interest

James Caviezel is one bad man when he has to be. And he’s about to be a very bad man (but in a good way) in J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan’s latest TV venture, the action/crime drama “Person of Interest” for CBS.

THR reports that Caviezel will play “a paramilitary CIA officer who is presumed killed in the line of duty, but resurfaces in New York City where he teams up with an eccentric billionaire (“Lost’s” Michael Emerson) to clean up the city’s violent underworld.”

“The Karate Kid’s” Taraji P. Henson was also recently cast on the show.