Kirk 'Sticky' Jones Confirmed as Blade

The actor/rapper has officially signed on to play Blade in a forthcoming TV pilot and possible series which begins production Nov. 14th.
CBM first reported on the rumors of 'Sticky Fingaz' being selected for the part earlier this week. Now according to Variety, Spike TV has cast Kirk "Sticky" Jones to star in the cable channel's premiere original television effort "Blade."

Jones, formerly of rap group "Onyx" starred beside fellow actors Dennis Quaid and Tyrese Gibson in last year's "Flight of the Phoenix". He can now be seen in the FX network television series currently airing titled "Over There".

Feature scribe David Goyer ("Batman Begins," the "Blade" trilogy) is exec producing the "Blade" series and co-writing the script with the comic's author Geoff Johns. New Line Television is producing.

Spike committed to the project earlier this year and production is set to begin Nov. 14 in Vancouver. Should "Blade" get a series pickup, Spike execs are eyeing a June 2006 premiere.

Jill Wagner, Neil Jackson, Nelson Lee and Jessica Gower have also joined the cast. Peter O'Fallon will direct.

Marvel's Avi Arad and New Line's Jim Rosenthal and Jon Kroll also will exec produce. Bill McGoldrick and Lisa Ullmann will oversee for Spike.

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