Guillermo del Toro has found the leading men for his sizzling drama project for FX…
Lost actor Kevin Durand will star opposite Corey Stoll in The Strain, from the 48-year-old Mexican filmmaker and former Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse.
del Toro will direct the pilot from a script he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan based on the pair’s vampire novel trilogy.
The Strain is described as a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Centers for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.
Durand will play Vasily Fet, a second-generation Ukrainian-American and rat exterminator by trade, enthusiastically joins the war against the vampires who have invaded New York. Under the mentorship of a wizened vampire hunter from Eastern Europe, Fet discovers his once solitary life now has vitality and meaning.