Tuesday 17 November 2009

David Tennant Lands US TV Role

DAVID Tennant could be set to smash America after being cast in the lead role for a new US TV comedy drama.

And industry experts in the States are already tipping him to follow in Hugh Laurie's footsteps and become a major TV star in America.

The Bathgate-born Doctor Who star - who hands over the keys to the TARDIS to successor Matt Smith in the New Year - has picked up the lead in the pilot of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, which is being made for NBC.

Tennant, 37, will star as a top Chicago lawyer who begins to suffer from panic attacks - and begins coaching clients to represent themselves in court instead.

The show had been languishing in development hell for nearly two years before Tennant's surprise casting. via

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