By Jethro Nededog
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Hollywood veteran Tom Sizemore is joining the cast of Sundance Channel's upcoming original series, "The Red Road."
He'll play Jack Kopus, father to Jason Momoa's ex-con Native American character, Phillip. Jack is described as "a terrifying and unpredictable drug dealer." During the course of the series, Phillip arrives home to his northern New Jersey small town to run his father's drug ring.
Sizemore has starred in the films "Saving Private Ryan," "Black Hawk Down," "Pearl Harbor," and "Heat," among many others. His TV credits include "Law & Order: SVU," "Hawaii Five-0," and "Crash."
He joins already announced cast members, Momoa, Martin Henderson and Julianne Nicholson on the series.
The Sundance Channel ordered six one-hour episodes of "The Red Road," which comes from writer Aaron Guzikowski ("Contraband," "Prisoners") and veteran producer Sarah Condon ("Bored to Death"). They will executive produce with Bridget Carpenter ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood") serving as executive producer and showrunner. James Gray ("Two Lovers," "We Own The Night") will direct the first episode.
"The Red Road" is Sundance Channel's second original scripted series after "Rectify," which returns for a second season in 2014.
Sizemore is represented by APA and by Charles Lago of Polimedia.