Robert Carlyle by Gareth Davies/Getty Images
Check your watches Ausholes, 'cause I'm pretty sure it's time for some 24 scoop!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Scottish thesp Robert Carlyle ( The Full Monty) has been cast in Fox's upcoming 24 prequel movie as Benton, Jack's mentor in Africa.

As Fox announced this morning, the two-hour telepic, shot on location in South Africa, will air on Nov. 23 and bridge the gap between Day 6 and Day 7. Carlyle's role is not expected to spill over into the drama's seventh season, but, well, this being 24, nothing's set in stone.

Fun piece of casting, no? (I was going to say cheeky, but I thought better of it.)