Colm Meaney Turns Detective

By Michelle
September 7, 2003 - 11:01 PM

Colm Meaney (Miles O'Brien), whose Trek career straddled The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, has been cast in the TNT original movie Bad Apple, a backdoor pilot starring Law and Order's Chris Noth.

The series will also feature The Fisher King's Mercedes Ruehl, The X-Files' Robert Patrick and M*A*S*H's Elliott Gould, according to Yahoo!.

Bad Apple centers on FBI agent Mike Tozzi (Noth) and his longtime partner Cuthbert Gibbons (Meaney) as they struggle with the New York crime world. Ruehl will play Meaney's wife, while Gould will appear as a mob kingpin.

Noth is an executive producer of the project, which will film in Montreal and New York and could lead to a series.

Meaney is also in the news for Intermission, which opened in Ireland on August 29th. The feature film stars Phone Booth's Colin Farrell and was produced by Interview with the Vampire's Neil Jordan.

Described as an urban love story by the producers, the film focuses on the breakup and subsequent chaos that affects the lives of the insecure John (Cillian Murphy) and Deirdre (Kelly Macdonald).

Small-time crime capers play a role in their journey as petty thief Lehiff (Farrell) becomes entangled with them. Meaney plays the police detective, Jerry Lynch.

Intermission will premiere next week in Canada at the Toronto Film Festival. It is scheduled to open in the U.K. on November 21st.

The film was aired at the Telluride Film Festival in the U.S. but will not open for wider release until later in the year.

In addition to acting in the film, Irish star Farrell sings the closing song.

More information on Bad Apple may be found at Yahoo!, while news about Intermission is available at the film's official site.

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