Justin Theroux to Star in HBO's The Leftovers

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Justin Theroux has landed his first major television role.

The actors/director/writer will anchor HBO's The Leftovers, a highly anticipated drama based on Tom Perrotta's bestseller and adapted for television by the author and Damon Lindelof.

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Theroux will portray a police chief and father of two named Kevin Garvey. Set in a post-Rapture world, the character will try to maintain a sense of normalcy in world that is very much falling apart.

Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) will direct the pilot.

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