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Nicole Beharie Takes The Lead In ‘Sleepy Hollow’

Behaire’s character will team up with Ichabod Crane in Fox’s modern update of the classic tale.

Ichabod Crane has found his leading lady.

According to Deadline, Nicole Beharie has joined the cast of Fox’s modern day “Sleepy Hollow” pilot; which is not to be confused with the CW’s modern day “Sleepy Hollow” pilot.

Beharie will play Detective Abbie Archer, a woman who witnesses a mysterious and brutal murder right before she leaves the FBI academy. And the only person who backs her account of what happened is Ichabod Crane himself. “Sleepy Hollow” will focus on Archer and Crane as they investigate bizarre crimes in Sleepy Hollow as the town struggles to survive on the frontline of the war between good and evil.

Prior to this project, Beharie has appeared in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Good Wife,” American Violet and The Last Fall.

Yesterday, Orlando Jones and Katia Winter also joined “Sleepy Hollow,” with Jones tapped to play Lt. Frank Williams and Winter set to portray Crane’s wife, Katrina. It’s also become clear that Crane finds himself transported in time from the Revolutionary War to the present. But the role of Crane has not yet been cast.

“Fringe” co-creators  Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are writing the “Sleepy Hollow” pilot with Phillip Iscove; which will be directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld). Production is expected to begin soon.