'Life on Mars' Beefs Up Force
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"Life on Mars" centers on a present-day detective (O'Mara) who, following a car accident, finds himself transported to the early 1970s. Meaney will play the decidedly old-school head of the homicide unit, a role filled by Philip Glenister in the
Clarke will play another cop in the 1970s department. Rachelle Lefevre ("What About Brian") is also on board as the only female detective in the squad.
Meaney has worked with Kelley once before, on the 1999 feature film "Mystery,
His movie credits include "The Commitments," "Layer Cake," "Con Air" and "This Is My Father."