Film vet Christian Slater, who last fall played a superspy in NBC's short-lived My Own Worst Enemy, is in talks to front ABC's new Jerry Bruckheimer-produced crime drama.
In The Forgotten, Slater would fill the lead role of a former cop who heads up a team of amateur detectives. Among the character's baggage is the fact that his 11-year-old daughter was kidnapped three years prior.
An ABC source says that Slater's casting is only a rumor at this point, and that no deal has been made.
The Forgotten premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 10 pm/ET.