Corey Hawkins Tapped for Starring Role in Fox’s ’24’ Reboot

By Sameer Rao Jan 26, 2016

Although "Straight Outta Compton" star Corey Hawkins didn’t get any recognition from the Academy this year, he’s set to become a primetime fixture as the star of Fox’s latest "24" reboot.

Yesterday (January 25), Fox announced Hawkins, who portrayed Dr. Dre in the N.W.A. biopic, as the lead for "24: Legacy." Hawkins will star as "Eric Carter," a military hero who is embroiled in stopping a major terror plot. The show will, like 2014’s reboot "24: Live Another Day," keep the original show’s pacing and set each episode as a jam-packed hour in one day. 

(H/t Indiewire)