Deadline reports that actor John Hawkes has been cast in the lead role for Amazon’s comedy pilot The Legend of Master Legend.
The Legend of Master Legend, which will be directed by James Ponsoldt (Smashed, The Spectacular Now and The End of the Tour), has been written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster based on a Rolling Stone article by Joshuah Bearman about real-life superheroes. The pilot will focus on Master Legend (Hawkes), a man who tries to defend justice and defeat wrongdoers on the Las Vegas Strip. Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster will serve as Executive Producers along with Bearman. Shooting for the pilot is set to begin next month.