Jeremy Sisto Joins ‘Air Force One Is Down’ Miniseries

"Law & Order" alum Jeremy Sisto will star in adaptation of Alistair MacLain novel

Last Updated: July 3, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

Jeremy Sisto is about to fly the unfriendly skies.

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The "Law & Order" vet has joined the cast of the political miniseries "Air Force One Is Down," which is currently shooting in Luxembourg.

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Sisto will play Captain Fergus Markey in the project, which is based on the Alistair MacLean novel of the same name.

In the story, Air Force One is sabotaged and sent plunging into the Mediterranean. The president of the United States is taken hostage, along with a White House correspondent, with the release of a Serbian strongman demanded as ransom. If the terms aren't met, the president will be murdered on camera. Sisto's character is charged with tracking down the kidnappers' lair.

"Lost" alum Emilie de Ravin, Linda Hamilton, Amanda Donohoe and Rupert Graves will appear alongside Sisto. Niall Leonard ("Wild at Heart") wrote the teleplay, with Cilla Ware ("The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle") directing.

The miniseries will also star Carsten Norgaard ("Rita," "Common Law"), who will play Kosinski, Russia's manipulative defense minister who sees a potential war with Europe as an opportunity to reach his ambition of becoming the next Russian president.

"Air Force One Is Down" is being produced by Cedros Productions and Fringilla Productions (Ingenious Media) in the U.K. and Lynx Productions in Luxembourg.