James Caviezel Becomes a ‘Person of Interest’ for CBS and J.J. Abrams

‘Passion of the Christ’ star to solve crimes in New York City

The CBS pilot "Person of Interest" experienced a divine bit of casting on Friday.

James Caviezel, known for his title role in the Mel Gibson epic "The Passion of the Christ," has come aboard the upcoming CBS pilot "Person of Interest," from "Lost" executive producer J.J. Abrams.

The pilot, which revolves around a CIA agent who teams up with an eccentric billionaire — portrayed by "Lost" alum Michael Emerson — in New York City to prevent crimes, is being directed by David Semel, formerly of "Heroes."

News of this casting was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.