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Dermot Mulroney to Star in NBC's 'Rockford Files' Remake

by Andrew Scott, posted Feb 26th 2010 10:03PM
Dermot MulroneyDermot Mulroney is headed to the small screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mulroney will star in the much anticipated NBC reboot of the 'Rockford Files.' In it, Mulroney will play the titular character, Jim Rockford, a "slightly crumpled" and "cynical" man who is "easily irritated by morons." Already, it's safe to say that Rockford will encounter many of them along the way.

The role was famously originated by James Garner, who led the show for six seasons on NBC. During that time, 'Rockford Files' won a slew of Emmys, including Best Actor in a Drama Series (Garner) in 1977 and Best Drama Series in 1978. The show was subsequently nominated for its final two seasons.Dermot MulroneyDermot Mulroney is headed to the small screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mulroney will star in the much anticipated NBC reboot of the 'Rockford Files.' In it, Mulroney will play the titular character, Jim Rockford, a "slightly crumpled" and "cynical" man who is "easily irritated by morons." Already, it's safe to say that Rockford will encounter many of them along the way.

The role was famously originated by James Garner, who led the show for six seasons on NBC. During that time, 'Rockford Files' won a slew of Emmys, including Best Actor in a Drama Series (Garner) in 1977 and Best Drama Series in 1978. The show was subsequently nominated for its final two seasons.

Watch Full Episodes of 'The Rockford Files' on SlashControl.

That Mulroney will star in the reboot is especially interesting, considering that he's never had a major TV role until now. In fact, most of Mulroney's hits have been on the big screen, including 'My Best Friend's Wedding,' 'About Schmidt' and 'Burn After Reading.'

Joining Mulroney on the project are David Shore, who wrote the pilot, and executive producer Steve Carell, who recently revived the role of Maxwell Smart in the 2008 film 'Get Smart.'

Tell us: Is Dermot Mulroney the right actor to play Jim Rockford?

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