Tim Roth's popularity recently had a little boost amongst mainstream moviegoers thanks to The Incredible Hulk, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's sticking to film. In a move that is somewhat surprising, Roth is eyeing another medium for 20th Century Fox.
Tim Roth Going to Television for Lie to Me
Tim Roth has been picked up by 20th Century Fox to star in the television series Lie to Me, a series that will feature one-hour episodes. The move does sound awkward, as Lie to Me will be Roth's television series debut.
The actor has given a 13-episode commitment.
Roth will play Dr. Cal Lightman, a scientist who pioneered the field of deception detection. The doc is a human lie detector, skilled at reading the human face, body and voice to uncover the truth in criminal and private investigations. The fact that the character can apply the same skills to his personal life complicates his relationships. The science in the show is genuine, based on the work of Dr. Paul Ekman.
Brian Grazer is onboard to produce and Robert Schwentke will direct the series' pilot, which will begin lensing in August.