cuba gooding jr

Cuba Gooding Jr. is slated to star in Fox's Greg Belanti legal drama series Guilty, as a morally dubious defense attorney who is unjustly convicted of fraud and consequently stripped of his license. According to THR, Gooding Jr will play William "Billy" Remz, who resorts to solving cases using radical methods in order to plot revenge upon those who set him up.

The starring lead in a regular TV series seems like a good opportunity for the Oscar winner, who has had a string of lackluster roles in recent years.

Guilty, written by Greg Belanti and Marc Guggenheim, will co-star Eva Amurri Martino as an attorney named Lily, who works closely with Gooding Jr.'s character Billy.

Guggenheim, who is set to direct the pilot, will executive produce alongside Peter Johnson.