'Smith' Co-Star Skips to 'Stone'


Jonny Lee Miller, one of the stars of CBS' cancelled show "Smith," hasn't wasted any time lining up his next TV gig.

Miller has taken the title role in an ABC drama pilot called "Eli Stone," according to The Hollywood Reporter. He'll be playing a lawyer who begins to think he might be a prophet.

The show comes from Greg Berlanti ("Brothers & Sisters," "Everwood") and Marc Guggenheim, a former colleague of Berlanti's from "Jack & Bobby," who co-wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producers. It was one of two projects Berlanti sold to ABC when he set up his production company at Touchstone TV, which like ABC is owned by Disney.

Miller most recently played a member of Ray Liotta's crew of high-class thieves on "Smith," which was the first casualty of the 2006-07 season. The British-born actor's other recent credits include "Aeon Flux" and the Woody Allen movie "Melinda and Melinda."

He's also appeared in "Trainspotting," the Larry McMurtry miniseries "Dead Man's Walk," "Prime Suspect 3" and the BBC movie "Byron."

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