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James Hibberd
February 28, 2012 AT 05:15 PM EST

Show him the defendant!

Cuba Gooding Jr. has landed the lead role in a Fox legal drama, playing a morally questionable defense attorney.

The Jerry McGuire and Red Tails actor will star as William “Billy” Remz in Guilty. He’s a lawyer falsely convicted of fraud and stripped of his legal license. He then uses unorthodox methods to solve the cases he’s been prohibited from handling and exacts revenge on those who set him up.

Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, McG, and Peter Johnson are executive producing the Warner Bros. project with Guggenheim (FlashForward) writing the pilot.

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