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The 'Rectify' actor will play Martin Riggs in the Fox reboot

March 10, 2016 at 08:22 PM EST

Fox has found the Riggs to its Murtagh.

The Lethal Weapon pilot ordered by Fox has cast Rectify‘s Clayne Crawford in the leading role of Martin Riggs, first played by Mel Gibson in the Lethal Weapon films. He’ll star opposite Damon Wayans as Roger Murtagh.

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In the pilot, Riggs is a Texas cop and former Navy SEAL who moves to Los Angeles as a member of the LAPD after losing both his wife and child. There, he’s partnered with Murtaugh, who has suffered a minor heart attack and has been instructed to avoid stress in his life. In the films, the death of Riggs’ wife left the Vietnam War veteran suicidal while acting as a narcotics sergeant on the LAPD.

McG will direct the pilot, which will also star Jordana Brewster as LAPD hostage negotiator and in-house therapist Dr. Maureen “Mo” Cahill, and Golden Brooks will play Murtagh’s wife Trish. Matt Miller wrote the pilot’s script and will act as executive producer.

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