Jason Patric Joins Powers

Following the news yesterday that Lucy Punch has joined the cast of the upcoming FX series "Powers", Deadline reports that Jason Patric is set to star as well. He will play Detective Christian Walker who, along with Punch's Detective Deena Pilgrim, investigates superhero-related homicides.

The news was immediately confirmed by Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of the "Powers" comic book series with artist Michael Avon Oeming.

Patric is best known for starring in The Lost Boys and, more recently, appeared in In the Valley of Elah and (also a comic book adaptation) The Losers.

The TV series is gearing up to shoot in Chicago this summer. "Powers" launched as a comic book in 2004 from Image Comics and is currently published by Marvel's Icon imprint.

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