February 8, 2008 / 7:15 AM / 10 years ago

Fox has guy for sci-fi drama pilot "Fringe"

<p>Joshua Jackson arrives for the premiere of the film "National Treasure: Book Of Secrets" in New York December 13, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Dawson’s Creek” veteran Joshua Jackson is returning to television as the male lead in “Fringe,” a high-profile Fox sci-fi drama pilot shooting in Toronto.

The two-hour $10 million pilot centers on an FBI agent (played by Anna Torv) who teams with Jackson’s character -- a high-school dropout with an IQ of 190 -- and his estranged father (John Noble), to confront the spread of unexplained phenomena.

Jackson, recently seen in Emilio Estevez’s ensemble drama “Bobby,” returns to theaters March 22 in Fox’s “Shutter.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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