Frank Darabont’s ‘L.A. Noir’ Pilot Adds Milo Ventimiglia–Close to Luring Jon Bernthal

by Ernie Estrella on February 24, 2012 · 4 comments

in Casting, Pilot, The Walking Dead, TNT

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Frank Darabont is adding more pieces to his TNT pilot, L.A. Noir, a crime series based on John Buntin’s book, L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul of America’s Most Seductive City. He’s recruiting Heroes alum Milo Ventimiglia to star in the period piece set in the 1940′s and 50′s Los Angeles. Deadline is reporting that Ventimiglia will play Ned Stax a former marine during World War II who becomes a lawyer, and ultimately a “fixer” for the mob. Ventimiglia will join The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal (Shane) who is negotiating to play Joe Teague, Stax’s fellow marine and soon-to-be partner in crime.

L.A. Noir tells the war between the Los Angeles Police Department led by Chief William Parker and the organized crime world led by Mickey Cohen. Darabont is writing and directing the pilot in what should be a face-paced, violent television series.

Fans have to wonder if Bernthal is negotiating for a major lead role in L.A. Noir, does this mean his run as Shane on The Walking Dead will come to an end? Will he run off with Andrea and remain alive to come back at a later time? Or will he see a glorious exit at the hands of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).

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Cantor17 February 25, 2012 at 1:15 am

The graphic novels have Shane getting killed by Rick’s son in order to save him, sorry to ruin an ending, but that is how it is

Cantor17 February 25, 2012 at 1:15 am

The graphic novels have Shane getting killed by Rick’s son in order to save him, sorry to ruin an ending, but that is how it is

Bresthe44mac February 25, 2012 at 10:44 am

But he got killed in Atlanta not at the ranch…..the tv show is a lil different then the comic book sorry it’s just how it is !

Jonathan Nichol February 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Thanks so much for the post. Great read!! Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

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