CBS has cast X-Men film actor Lucas Till as the lead in the upcoming MacGyver prequel. The series also cast Joshua Boone (Fan Girl).
The pilot is being co-written by Paul Downs Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney, and directed yb David Von Ancken. Till, 25, will play Angus Macyver, who is recuited into the same secret organization from the original series. Once recruited, he uses his problem solving skills to prevent disasters using unconventional solutions.
Boone will play MacGyver’s high school best friend , Gunner. Georges Eads (CSI) previously joined the cast.
James Wan and MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff are executive producing the pilot, along with olaizzo, Mahoney, Ancken and Michael Clear of Wan’s Atomic Monster.
Till is best known for playing Alex Summers, a.k.a. Havok, in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. He’ll reprise the role for this year’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
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