Harmon Set to Star in USA Network Original Movie "Prey"
MARK HARMON SET TO STAR IN USA NETWORK ORIGINAL MOVIE "PREY"
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - USA Network has acquired the rights to
develop a two-hour movie starring Mark Harmon based on the best-selling
series of PREY novels by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Sandford. The
announcement was made today by Jeff Wachtel, president, USA original
programming and co-head of original content, Universal Cable Productions.
Michael Jaffe and Howard Braunstein of Jaffe-Braunstein Films, LTD
("The Informant," "The Client List") will produce the
movie set to begin production in May.
Chris Gerolmo ("Citizen X," "Mississippi Burning")
adapted the script from the novel. In addition to starring, Harmon will
also executive produce alongside Jaffe and Braunstein.
"Mark Harmon could read the phone book and we'd probably want to
put it on the air!" said Wachtel. "With Mark, Chris, Howard and
Michael bringing to life the iconic character of Lucas Davenport - that
really promises to be something special."
There are over 20 bestsellers in the PREY series of novels. The movie
is based on the 10th novel, CERTAIN PREY, where writer John Sandford pits
his popular antihero, Minneapolis Deputy Police Chief Lucas Davenport,
against a duo unlike any he's ever encountered; a lethal hit woman and a
ferociously cunning killer determined to hunt him down.
Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Mark Harmon is probably most
recognized for his role as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the #1
scripted show on television, CBS' hit "NCIS." He's enjoyed a
successful career in television, film and theater. His feature films
include "The Presidio," "Wyatt Earp" and "Summer
School," and on the small screen he has starred in such series as
"Reasonable Doubts," "Chicago Hope" and "St.
Elsewhere." Harmon has also guest starred on shows including
"Moonlighting" and "The West Wing," for which he
earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
Recently, he voiced the character of Superman in the Warner Home Video
release "Justice League: Crisis on two Earths." On stage, Harmon
has appeared in Kevin Wade's "Key Exchange," Bill C. Davis'
"Wrestlers," and Mark Medoff's "The Wager." In
addition, he has done several successful productions of A.R. Gurney's hit
play "Love Letters" with his wife, actress Pam Dawber.
Harmon is repped by attorney Barry Axelrod and Paradigm.
Source: USA Network Press Release