Aaron Stanford to star in '12 Monkeys' pilot

Nov. 5, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull have been cast in the 60-minute pilot for "12 Monkeys," which is to begin shooting in Detroit next month, Syfy announced.

Natalie Chaidez is to serve as executive producer and show-runner on the possible series, while Jeffrey Reiner will direct the pilot and also serve as executive producer.

"Based on the classic hit film, '12 Monkeys' follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race," a synopsis said. "Aaron Stanford will play Cole, a desperate and haunted man from the near future, who travels to the present day to stop a deadly plague from being released on the world.

Amanda Schull will play Cassandra Railly, a brilliant doctor who is forced to choose between her idyllic life or joining Cole's mission to uncover the dangerous conspiracy."

Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt co-starred in the 1995 film, which was helmed by Terry Gilliam.

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