Magazine article Screen International

Chris Evans to Star in Crime Series 'Defending Jacob' for Apple

Magazine article Screen International

Chris Evans to Star in Crime Series 'Defending Jacob' for Apple

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Series based on William Landay’s novel of the about father whose son is accused of murder.

Chris Evans

Apple has given a straight-to-series order to Defending Jacob, a crime thriller limited series to star The Avengers’ Chris Evans.

The series will be based on author William Landay’s 2012 novel of the same name about a father struggling with accusations that his 14-year-old son is a murderer. Mark Bomback, writer and executive producer on Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and War For The Planet Of The Apes, will be creator, writer and executive producer of the series and serve as showrunner.

Bomback is also writing the upcoming feature The Art Of Racing In The Rain and one of writers on upcoming Netflix fantasy series The Umbrella Academy. …

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