Jason Clarke

Brotherhood star Jason Clarke is going from the mob to the courtroom: The actor has landed a starring role on CBS's new legal series about the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan.

Clarke will play a section chief who manages four lawyers and a group of paralegals in their overlapping cases, The Hollywood Reporter reports. No word yet on a show title.

Earlier this week, Jericho's Lennie James was cast in the series as a former assistant district attorney who finds work as a paralegal after being disbarred.

Aussie Clarke is best known as Tommy Caffee on Showtime's Irish gang series, Brotherhood, and can next be seen in this summer's Public Enemies with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale.