Justin Theroux Is One of 'The Leftovers' in Damon Lindelof's HBO Pilot


Justin Theroux


The 'Wanderlust' star will topline the apocalyptic drama based on Tom Perrotta's 2011 novel of the same name.

Justin Theroux has landed a lead role in HBO's pilot "The Leftovers". Written by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta's 2011 book of the same title, the pilot will be directed by Peter Berg who also serves as executive producer along with Lindelof, Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger and Sarah Aubrey.

The drama takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it's supposed to. "This is the story of the people who didn't make the cut... and a world that will never be the same," the official logline reads.

Theroux, who is engaged to Jennifer Aniston, will portray Kevin Garvey, a town's chief of police, who is depicted as the town's mayor in the novel. A father of two, he's "trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in a world that is starting to completely reject that notion."

Best known for his role in "Mulholland Drive" (2001) and "Inland Empire" (2006), the 41-year-old actor has recurred on "Six Feet Under" and "Parks and Recreation". He recently starred in 2012's "Wanderlust" along with now-fiancee Aniston and is currently serving as a helmer and a writer for "Zoolander 2".

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