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Goran Visnjic lines up Boston's Finest

Goran Visnjic

Story by Jack Foley

FORMER ER star Goran Visnjic is in negotiations to star in new cop drama, Boston’s Finest, for ABC.

The actor, best known for playing Dr Luka Kovac for nine seasons on the medical drama, would star opposite Katee Sackhoff and Nia Long in the drama pilot.

The show would find Visnjic playing a disgraced ex-cop who is partnered with a new detective (Sackhoff) as they solve crimes and attempt to untangle the conspiracy that sent him underground.

Long will play Sackhoff’s friend and mentor, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Since departing ER, Visnjic has co-starred in the 2009 CBS movie The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.

He also recently starred alongside joined Ewan McGregor, Melanie Laurent and Christopher Plummer on indie drama Beginners.

In other US casting news, British actor Dougray Scott will join Molly Parker on new CBS drama Quinn-Tuplets.

The programme, which will follow the personal and professional lives of the Quinn quintuplets, will find Scott playing the documentary filmmaker who has chronicled the quints’ lives.