FOX’s ‘Minority Report’ TV Series Casts Female Lead, First PreCog
FOX’s Minority Report sequel series has made some notable casting choices to date, returning Daniel London to his original role from the 2002 Spielberg film, but now the future-set pilot has its first original lead. Not only has Anchorman 2 star Meagan Good landed the leading role, so too has one of the film’s Pre-Cogs been recast to deliver the new Minority Report.
Per Deadline, Good has been cast in the role of Lara Vega, a detective aiding the still-uncast former Pre-Cog “Dash,” who at first attempts to lead a normal life, but remains haunted by visions of the future after PreCrime’s end. Additionally, Atlas Shrugged star Laura Regan will play female Pre-Cog Agatha, a central figure of the film, for which Samantha Morton reportedly declined an opportunity to reprise the role.
Executive produced by Spielberg, penned by Godzilla writer Max Borenstein and directed by Mark Mylod, the new iteration picks up 10 years after the fall of PreCrime, as established during the events of the film. Daniel London will reprise his role as Pre-Cog caretaker Wally, while The Following star Li Jun Li will play the role of Akeela, a CSI technician who works closely with Vega.
Spielberg’s original Minority Report saw Tom Cruise as future PreCrime operative John Anderton, leader of a division that used the aforementioned Pre-Cogs to predict, and foil imminent future crimes. Anderton soon discovers a flaw in the system when his own name is predicted for an impending murder, beginning a race-against-the-clock plot with a cast that included the likes of True Detective star Colin Farrell, Agent Carter guest Neal McDonough, Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Max von Sydow, Samantha Morton and more.
It still remains to be seen how closely FOX’s Minority Report will adhere to the film, but consider us more than curious about the new pilot. Who else might potentially join the series, after Meagan Good and Laura Regan?