Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins Starring in ’24’ Spinoff

Corey Hawkins

Corey Hawkins

He’s booked! Actor Corey Hawkins will star in the pilot for “24: Legacy” — the “24” revival series in the works at Fox, according to Variety.

Hawkins played the role of Dr. Dre in last year’s hit, “Straight Outta Compton” In the 24 spin-off pilot, Hawkins will play the lead role of Eric Carter.

Described as strong and smart, Eric came from a very rough background and turned his life around in the Army Rangers. Now back home in Virginia with his wife Nicole (yet to be cast), he’s pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him.


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O'Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, and Corey Hawkins attend "Straight Outta Compton" VIP Screening

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Hawkins, who’s recurred in “The Walking Dead,” will also star in the “King Kong” prequel film “Skull Island.”

Reportedly, “24: Legacy” will revolve around a military hero’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back — compelling him to ask the CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil. [Variety]

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