Jim Caviezel is a ‘Person of Interest’; Cary Elwes Joins ‘Wonder Woman’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 13th, 2013 at 11:16 pm,

Two hotly-anticipated shows that will premiere this upcoming fall television season, writer Jonathan Nolan/executive producer J.J. Abrams’ crime drama Person of Interest and NBC’s new Wonder Woman series, have now added some more familiar faces to their respective casts.

Jim Caviezel has been cast as the lead opposite Lost‘s Michael Emerson in the new series from Chris Nolan’s sibling, while Elwes will play a loyal comrade to Adrianne Palicki’s Diana¬†Themscira (or Prince) in the new Wonder Woman TV show.

Person of Interest revolves around Reese (Caviezel), a presumed dead ex-CIA agent who is recruited by the reclusive billionaire Finch (Emerson) to battle crime in the streets of New York City. Deadline has also confirmed that Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson (Boston Legal) will costar as a homicide detective – one who (presumably) forms a precarious alliance with Reese and his illegal fight for justice.

Once again the parallels to Nolan’s work on Batman are obvious, but that’s all the more reason to be excited by the prospect that Person of Interest will be a gritty and thought-provoking crime serial in the same vein. Abrams’ involvement assures that the show should have solid production values as well.

Caviezel hasn’t been extremely busy since he starred in The Passion of the Christ, but he did headline AMC’s remake of the cult classic The Prisoner back in 2009. He proved himself to be a fairly engaging leading man in films like Frequency and The Count of Monte Cristo, and Caviezel will hopefully do likewise in Person of Interest as well.

Wonder Woman TV Show Costume Jim Caviezel is a Person of Interest; Cary Elwes Joins Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman’s return to the small screen has been picking up steam lately as well, between the casting of Palicki as the titular heroine, Elizabeth Hurley as the villainous Veronica Cale, Tracie Thoms as Diana’s perky assistant Etta, and now (according to Deadline) Elwes as the acting CEO of Themyscira Industries, Henry Detmer.

Those that read the Wonder Woman casting call list might remember that Detmer is described as being “grounded, intelligent and deeply devoted to Diana. He runs the day to day operations of the company and acts like an Uncle to Diana although he could be a possible love interest down the line.” Between that description and the fact that Palicki is technically young enough to be Elwe’s daughter… there’s a risk that Henry and Diana’s relationship could come off as more skeevy than touching.

Elwes has made for a charismatic personality onscreen in the past (The Princess Bride being an obvious example), but those that know him best for the Saw franchise, or were unimpressed when he showed up in the last season of The X-Files, might be a bit wary about his choice to join¬†Wonder Woman. Then again, based off the early script review and character descriptions, there’s more reason to be concerned about the quality of this show than casting of secondary characters.


Which show are you more excited to see – Person of Interest or Wonder Woman?

Source: Deadline

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  1. Jim Caviezel is underrated in my opinion. And anyone who’s seen Outlander knows he can handle a little scifi action. Why not superheroes?

    • In other words, I kinda wish he was gonna be in Wonder Woman as a villain or something…

  2. This WW has a buffy the vampire hunter feel to it. In other words, dreadful. Carey Elwes has made some carppy career decisions since Princess Bride. Who’s his agent? Satan?

  3. I think you mean “wary” not “weary”.

    • Dolt! Yes – thanks for catching that, Jason. :-)

  4. I really like both of these actors, too bad they are attached to this project.

  5. Im intrested in seeing persons of Intrest, this sounds like it might make for good tv, it kinda has “The Equalizer” feel to it.

    Wonder Woman, has cluster Frak written all over it , which would fit having Elwes attached.

  6. Person of Interest sounds intriguing. Wonder Woman, on the other hand, won’t last a single season.

  7. I consider Jim Caviezel to be one of my top five favorite actors, so I’ll definitely tune in for POI. The fanboy in me will also check out the WW pilot, though with reservations.

    • I also Jim Caviezel is a very versatile actor. Looking forward to Person
      of Interest, reminds me of a movie, a long time ago, the same sort of
      story line. I honestly don’t care for the nerd actor (forgot his name)
      giving him orders.

  8. I LOVE Jim Caviezel….as an actor and as a man in his commitment to his family and his faith! Can’t wait to see POI. Was a victim of great discrimination and robbed of an Academy Award for “best male actor” the performance of a lifetime! I hope he becomes another “Jack Bauer” and huge success in this endeavor!!! God Bless You, Jim !!!

  9. James Caviezel has long been one of my favorite actors. There is something appealing about him – a sensitivity, alongside a toughness – that comes through in his roles. These qualities make him a really good actor.

    • I agree, and Jim Caviezel would make a perfect Jack Reacher of Lee Childs fame.

  10. So excited to see “Person of Interest” with Jim Caviezel. He’s such a great actor!

  11. Definitely JC in Person of Interest. I think he has been underrated as well. Of all the new shows this season this is the one that has me most excited.

  12. I love the total complete body of this man’s work. He should have won an Oscar for his depiction of Christ in The Passion of the Christ.
    I love his role in this new television show. At last some great action packed television great for to watch with the whole family!
    I think it will be a smash hit with high ratings. No one else good play it better, so kudo’s and commendations to the Casting Director. Jim is great in this role!

  13. A Person of Interest is the best show on TV since The Sopranos.
    Always has you on the end of your seat. Both Caviezel and Emerson
    are the perfect pair. Hope C.B.S. doesn’t screw it up. I don’t watch
    anything other than news and sports, thank God I just happened on the
    Pilot which was also great. Keep up the great work and story lines.

  14. I really like Jim Cavizael in Person of Interest. I think they have to
    wind down on the technology that seem unbelieveable to make the show seem
    more realistic.

  15. Jim Caviezel is one of the finest actors to grace hollywood’s screen. He should have received an oscar for Passion of the Christ. But it is not the first time hollywood got it wrong and it will not be the last. That was sheer prejudice and bias at its finest.