'Flash Forward' Envisions More Cast
ABC pilot adding Joseph Fiennes, John Cho
Joseph Fiennes ("Shakespeare in Love") is in negotiations to take the lead role in the drama, which is set in a world where the entire population has blacked out for a couple minutes, during which time they have visions of their future. John Cho ("Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay") is also in talks to come aboard the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
They would join Courtney B. Vance and Jack Davenport, whose casting was announced earlier in the week.
Fiennes would play an FBI agent and recovering alcoholic who has a frightening vision during his down time and tries to unravel the mystery behind it. His recent credits include "Running with Scissors," "The Escapist" and the FX pilot "Pretty/Handsome."
Cho will play Fiennes' partner. His vision is blank, which leads him to believe that he might be murdered.
David S. Goyer (" Batman Begins") and Brannon Braga (" Star Trek: Enterprise"), who worked together on CBS' "Threshold" a couple seasons back, are writing the pilot, which is based on a novel by Robert J. Sawyer. Goyer is also set to direct.