Russell Hornsby is playing the leading role of Lincoln Rhyme in NBC’s pilot “Lincoln,“ an adaptation of Jeffrey Deaver’s The Bone Collector series. Of course, Deaver’s saga was first turned into the feature film The Bone Collector back in 1999, which starred Denzel Washington as Lincoln Rhyme. Angelina Jolie co-starred as Amelia Donaghy, and Deadline reports today that Arielle Kebbel (“The Vampire Diaries”) is our new Amelia for the NBC pilot.
“Amelia Sachs is extremely bright and can hold her own in any situation. The character’s last name matches that in the books. In the movie, it was changed to Amelia Donaghy.”
Michael Imperioli will also star in the pilot.
The series follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector.
Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.
The project hails from writers VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli (S.W.A.T.), Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television, in association with Keshet Studios.
Seth Gordon will direct the pilot episode.