The Hollywood Reporter has released information regarding Billy’s next film role. The movie is called ‘Detachment’ and stars Adrian Brody, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu and James Caan.
In his first screen role since departing “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” William Petersen has joined the cast of Tony Kaye’s indie drama “Detachment.”
“Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks and Lucy Liu also have come aboard.
Kaye, the hard-edged director who made “American History X,” has assembled an ensemble cast for his high school-set drama that includes Adrien Brody, Bryan Cranston, James Caan and Marcia Gay Harden.
Carl Lund’s script centers on a normally detached substitute teacher (Brody) who becomes invested in the students and teachers at the troubled school where he works and grows close to a homeless teen working as a prostitute.
Petersen will play a Vietnam veteran who teaches history. The character gets in trouble when, in a bid to teach tolerance, he shows a gay film in class.
Hendricks will play a teacher who urges Brody to commit to teaching full-time and might be a romantic interest. Liu will play a school psychologist who grows frustrated with her students’ incompetence.
Bingo Gubelmann, Austin Stark, Benji Kohn and Greg Shapiro are producing the film, which recently began shooting in New York.
From Entertainment Weekly’s Ausiello Files:
Question: Any chance of seeing Grissom even for a tiny moment on CSI this season? —Juliana
Ausiello: I’m 92 percent certain the next time you see Grissom will be in the show’s series finale.