Fox Searchlight lines up ‘Night’ pair

Laurie, Evans to join cast of crime drama

Hugh Laurie and Chris Evans are looking to work the “Night” shift.

Fox Searchlight and New Regency are lining up Laurie (TV’s “House”) and Evans (“The Fantastic Four”) to join the cast of the James Ellroy-penned crime drama “Night Watch,” previously titled “The Night Watchman.”

David Ayer is directing; Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker already are onboard to star.

Plot centers around a Los Angeles cop, Reeves, who’s become wedded to the bottle after his wife’s death and is framed by a onetime mentor, Whitaker, for the killing of a fellow officer. Laurie and Evans would play internal affairs officers.

The film lenses this month.

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