Derek Luke, a breakout young film star as Antwone Fisher, has sewn up a starring role in Trauma, an NBC pilot about a team of EMTs.
Also signing on for the procedural is Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights). Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Cliff Curtis (Live Free or Die Hard) are in talks to join the cast.
Luke will play a stoic trauma doc, Rankin a paramedic. Sheridan is being eyed for the role of the head of the trauma center, while Curtis would play a genius surgeon.
In other NBC pilot castings, Guillermo Diaz (Weeds) and Diego Klattenhoff (Men in Trees) are scrubbing in for the dramedy Mercy, playing a male nurse and a nurse's blue-collar husband, respectively.
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