Neal McDonough Joins Darabont’s LA Noir

Frank Darabont in The Walking DeadWell DAMN. Frank Darabont isn’t playing around with the cast of his new TNT period drama “L.A. Noir”.

After stealing Jon Bernthal from his former employers at AMC to front his new crime show, the producer/writer/director has now added Neal McDonough, who can currently be seen menacing the good folk of Kentucky in the FX Channel’s “Justified”. We suspect, though, as with most gun thugs that show up to take on the show’s Raylan Givens, McDonough probably won’t be around past the current third season.

Still, it’s great to see McDonough on a weekly show again. I’m totally digging his turn as the baddie in this season’s “Justified”, but I’d much prefer to see him playing a good guy. Or a semi-good guy like in “Boomtown”. No one does shades of grey better than McDonough. I mean, look at that face. Doesn’t that face just screams, “This guy could be my best friend, or my worst enemy, or possibly both”?

McDonough will join Bernthal in “L.A. Noir”, playing LAPD police chief William Parker to Bernthal’s Joe Teague, the Los Angeles cop at the center of the show that examines corruption in the LAPD and ties between police and underworld figures in the 1940s and ’50s. The show will pit McDonough and Bernthal against gangster Mickey Cohen, “a one-time boxer who rose to the top of LA’s criminal world.”

“L.A. Noir” will be based on John Buntin’s non-fiction book “L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City”.

Neal McDonough

Via : Deadline