Haley Strode has been cast to guest star in a pilot inspired by John Buntin’s book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City.
TNT’s Frank Darabont’s crime drama pilot tells the true story of decades long conflict between the LAPD and the city’s criminals. Under the fierce leadership of Police Chief William Parker, the LAPD goes up against the ruthless criminal gangs led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.’s criminal world.
The series is a fast-paced drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and ’50s. It will showcase a world of glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads, returning war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police force, and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base.
Strode will play Cohen’s first victim. Told in flashback she gets “wacked” in a violent crime at the hands of the then 9-year-old Cohen. Strode, who is currently starring in The Gangster Squad has past credit, which include Whitney, Castle and NBC’s The New Normal.
L.A. Noir was picked up to pilot earlier this year and also stars Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn and Andrew Rothenberg.