Exclusive : Anthony LaPaglia CONFIRMED as the star of Americana


Update : We can confirm that LaPaglia has accepted ABC’s offer to headline “Americana”, a new one-hour drama in which he plays a high-profile fashion designer. Places everybody! Places!


Hearing today that big-time Aussie actor Anthony LaPaglia might be returning to the box with the starring role in the ABC pilot “Americana”.

LaPaglia, who for seven years played Jack Malone on “Without a Trace”, would play a New York-based fashion designer in the one-hour drama.

The show will be written and executive produced by Michael Seitzman, Mark Gordon and Nicholas Pepper, with Phillip Noyce helming the pilot.

LaPaglia recently wrapped Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western “Django Unchained”; he will also be seen in Sarah Siegel-Magness’s upcoming indy “Long Time Gone” and P.J Hogan’s “Mental” starring Toni Collette. The Golden Globe winner’s many lauded credits include “Lantana”, “Looking for Alibrandi”, “Balibo” and “The Client”.