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Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins to lead 24 spin-off
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Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins to lead 24 spin-off

Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins is to lead the new 24 spin-off, whch will be titled 24: Legacy. 

The actor, who played Dr Dre in the N.W.A biopic and currently has a recurring role on The Walking Dead, will take over the lead role from Kiefer Sutherland, whose iconic character Jack Bauer is currently not scheduled to be a part of the new spin-off. 

According to Deadline, Hawkins will play Eric Carter, a solider recently returned from overseas duty, who is assigned to the counter terrorism unit. He will then lead a team charged with foiling one of the biggest terror plots in US history.

24 producers Howard Gordon, Manny Koto and Evan Katz are all back alongside director Stephen Hopkins, who will oversee the series.

Hawkins, who also has a key role in new King Kong reboot Kong: Skull Island, recently sat down with hmv.com to talk about his role in Straight Outta Compton and his future plans, you can read the interview here. 

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