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Inside Move: Dale regaled with ’24’ role

Thesp to partner with Sutherland character

Looks like Jack Bauer’s getting a partner for the third season of “24.”

Thesp James Badge Dale has been cast in the series regular role of Chase, a young CTU agent who ends up working side-by-side with Kiefer Sutherland’s character. Both Bauer’s reaction to having a partner and the duration of the pairing are unknown, as are any other details of Dale’s character.

Producers on the hit Fox skein have typically been tightlipped about plot details, so it’s no surprise they declined comment on the new addition.

Dale, 25, played Simon in 1990’s remake of “Lord of the Flies.” Last season he guested on “Hack” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” He’s the son of thesps Anita Morris and Grover Dale.

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