Michael Rispoli and Billy Burke will lead the cast of Talk to Me, TNT's drama pilot about hostage-crisis negotiators.
The project will chronicle the efforts of hostage negotiation and SWAT teams during emergency situations and will center on the lead hostage negotiator (Rispoli) and the head of the SWAT team (Burke), who are often at odds.
Nick Gomez (USA Network's The 4400) is set to direct the pilot from a script by Paul Guyot. Production is under way in Toronto.
Rispoli's credits include HBO's The Sopranos and CBS's Bram and Alice. The actor, currently on the big screen in The Weather Man, recently wrapped the indie film Made in Brooklyn.
Burke's recent credits include Fox's series The Jury and the feature Ladder 49.