facebook
twitter
search
search

Ving Rhames cast as 'Aquaman' lead

Feb. 22, 2006 at 12:42 PM

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Actor Ving Rhames has signed on to play lighthouse keeper and mentor McCaffery in "Aquaman," a pilot on new TV network The CW.

"Aquaman" also stars former Miss Universe Denise Quinones as Rachel Starling, a U.S. Navy pilot and McCaffery's love interest, Zap2It.com reported.

While Will Toale had been set to play A.C. Curry in the "Smallville" spinoff, The CW changed course and cast soap star Justin Hartley in the twentysomething role.

The Hollywood Reporter, citing sources, said CBS Corp. President-Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves was a major reason the "Aquaman" part was recast.

Rhames starred in USA's "Kojak" revival last year.

He will reprise his role as Luther Stickell in the movie "Mission: Impossible III" later this year.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Michael Eisner tells Goldie Hawn beautiful women 'are not funny'
Kris Jenner, Melanie Griffith snap selfie with Dalai Lama
Kim Kardashian celebrates July 4th with North West
Sarah Jessica Parker stuns on Cosmo cover, says she's a humanist not a feminist
Member of Justin Bieber's entourage attacked by shark