Patton Set for “Runner”


Another movie star is transitioning to the small screen with the announcement that Paula Patton has been signed to star in the ABC’s drama pilot Runner.

The Black Reel Award nominee will play the lead Lauren Marks, a woman whose perfect life is torn apart by one twist of fate. To uncover the truth, Lauren must follow a trail of lies that take her into the world of cartels and illegal gun trade between the U.S. and Mexico.

The project marks Patton’s first-ever TV series, as a regular. She co-starred in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jumping the Broom, Precious and Deja Vu. Patton will also star in Warcraft, alongside Travis Fimmel and Dominic Cooper, set to hit theaters next year.

Australian director Michael Offer (How To Get Away With Murder, Longmire) will direct the pilot. Runner was written by Michael Cooney who will also executive produce.