“Pele” player Diego Boneta has joined the cast of the CBS miniseries “The Dovekeepers,” from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.
Boneta will star as Amram, a man linked to two of the central female characters in the epic story set in biblical times. “NCIS” star Cote de Pablo is toplining the mini, targeted to bow next year.
Boneta recently wrapped a key role in the Imagine biopic “Pele,” in which he plays Brazilian soccer player Jose Altafini.
Based on Alice Hoffman’s bestselling novel, “Dovekeepers” is based on true events at Masada in 70 C.E., and will recount the events from the perspective of four women whose live intersect in a fight for survival after the Jews were forced out of Jerusalem by the Romans.
Under their LightWorkers Media banner, Downey and Burnett are exec producing along with Frank Siracusa, John Weber and Yves Simoneau. Simoneau will direct from a script by Ann Peacock.
“The Dovekeepers” is the first project to come from CBS Television Studios’ limited series and event programming unit. Project is a co-production of the Eye and LightWorkers Media.
Boneta is repped by Gersh, Management 360 and attorney Gretchen Rush of Hansen Jacobson.