Exclusive: After recently being named the next Captain America, Anthony Mackie
looks to have found his next juicy role to sink his teeth into. Sources tell Deadline that Mackie is set to star in and executive produce Sony Pictures Television
and PlayStation Productions’ Twisted Metal, a live-action adaptation of the popular video game. Mackie will play the lead role of John Doe in the half-hour live-action TV series, and insiders say Sony TV and PlayStation Productions
are extremely high on the package and a plan is in the works to take it to buyers soon.
“We’re thrilled to have Anthony Mackie on board. His ability to blend comedy, action and drama is perfect for the Twisted world we’re creating,” said Asad Qizilbash
, head of PlayStation Productions.
Twisted Metal is a high-octane action comedy based on an original take by Deadpool
scribes Rhett Reese
& Paul Wernick
about a motor-mouthed