Star Trek into Darkness‘ Zachary Quinto has signed on to star in NBC‘s The Slap.
The Slap is a “complex family drama about what happens after a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child.”
Quinto will be playing, Harry, the man responsible for slapping the child. “Married, with a fifteen year-old son, [Harry] is a mechanic/dealer specializing in expensive European automobiles, and lives with his family in a Brooklyn loft. Perennially angry but seemingly pleased with his life, he’s something of a Neanderthal, ‘always trying to pick a fight.’ However, Harry picks on the wrong guy when he slaps the horribly misbehaving child of another couple.”
Brian Cox, Peter Sarsgaard, and Mary-Louise Parker will also be involved in the eight-episode miniseries. No air date has yet been set.