Newswire: Bill Paxton to teach a rookie the corrupt ropes on CBS’ Training Day show

With many questions surrounding the upcoming Training Day adaptation—one of which is almost certainly, “How did this end up in a four-way bidding war?”—CBS has finally offered up some information to satisfy curious fans of the 2001 film, as well as anyone who hasn’t had a chance to see the movie in the last 15 years. Deadline reports that Bill Paxton, whose recent TV work includes Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Texas Rising, will assume the responsibility of turning an idealistic LAPD rookie into an amoral LAPD detective, but one on whom King Kong won’t have shit.

Paxton has been cast as Frank Rourke, “a veteran LAPD cop who heads up the Special Investigation Section, a unit that goes after the worst of the worst,” an objective that was presumably abandoned soon after Rourke assumed control, or is conveniently forgotten …

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