‘Lethal Weapon’ Pilot Starring Damon Wayans Sr. Ordered By Fox

Apparently, the “In Living Color” star isn’t “getting too old for this sh-t” just yet

Fox has ordered a “Lethal Weapon” adaptation pilot from Warner Bros. Television, to be executive produced and directed by McG.

Damon Wayans Sr. has been cast in the lead role of Roger Murtaugh, which was famously played by Danny Glover in the 1987 feature film. No word yet on who will play Mel Gibson‘s Martin Riggs.

In addition to Warner Bros., Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions will also produce the one-hour drama. Matt Miller will executive produce and write the pilot. Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz will also exec produce.

Here’s the project’s synopsis: When Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs suffers the loss of his wife and baby, he moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he gets partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh, who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life.

So, sounds kind of exactly like the movie. For fun, here’s the ’80s film’s synopsis, straight from IMDb: “A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.”

Wayans is repped by ICM Partners and Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo LLP.

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