The field of possible partners for Gillian Anderson for the eighth season of The X-Files has reportedly been narrowed down to four lucky actors, reported Mrshowbiz.com on Tuesday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, those on the short list to undergo the hard task of replacing David Duchovny as agent Mulder include: cult actor Bruce Campbell, of the Evil Dead series and the syndicated show Jack of All Trades; aging heartthrob Hart Bochner (Die Hard, Anywhere But Here), Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba) and Robert Patrick (the liquid metal terminator of T2).
The trade paper quotes sources as saying the four tested with the Fox Network on Friday for the role.
Campbell’s already done a guest shot on the sci-fi Fox series (as a suburban demon), while Patrick’s turned up recently as a sad-sack gambler on HBO’s The Sopranos.
Duchovny will be gone for most of next season, which was the condition required to lure the budding director-big-screen-star back for even a few appearances on another season of the paranormal series.
However, those weren’t the only names on the list. Fox Television refused to comment on the casting speculation, but some tabloids have named others for the job including, Sex and the City’s Chris North, The Crying Game’s Stephen Rea, or ex-NYPD Blue guy David Caruso—albawaba.com.
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