Robert Carlyle by Gareth Davies/Getty Images
Check your watches Ausholes, 'cause I'm pretty sure it's time for some
Sources confirm to me exclusively that Scottish thesp
The Full Monty
) has been cast in Fox's upcoming
prequel movie as Benton, Jack's mentor in Africa.
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
, nothing's set in stone.
Fun piece of casting, no? (I was going to say cheeky, but I thought better of it.)