Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

May 7, 2010

Exclusive: Chandler, Bacon Pass on Fox's 'Terra Nova'


The Wrap has learned that Fox's big-budget series "Terra Nova" is still searching for its leading man now that "Friday Night Lights" star Kyle Chandler and Kevin Bacon have both turned down lucrative offers and passed on the prehistoric project from exec producers Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin.

"Terra Nova" follows a futuristic family that travels back 150 million years to a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

The actors' representatives at Gersh and WME, respectively, confirmed that the duo decided against sharing the small screen with dinosaurs, which sounds crazy on the surface given the chance to work with Spielberg, the director of blockbusters "Jurassic Park" and its sequel "The Lost World."

It's unclear why Chandler and Bacon passed on the high-profile project but it's possible that Chandler simply didn't want to commit to another TV series with more movie opportunities on the horizon, while Bacon may just be too busy (see below) to topline a TV series, even one from Spielberg. ...

...Chandler next appears in Leland Orser's feature directorial debut "Morning," which stars Jeanne Tripplehorn, Laura Linney and Jason Ritter. The film's NSFW trailer is available on YouTube.

Wow. This is breaking news!

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