Veteran star of film and Broadway
Alfred Molina is joining the cast of a new Law & Order
The new Wednesday night drama takes a
look at crime in Los Angeles. Like other Law & Order
shows, viewers will see crimes being investigated and criminals being
Molina, 57, will play Deputy District
Attorney Morales in Law & Order: Los Angeles, nicknamed
LOLA. The show will join Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit when it debuts in the fall. The original Law & Order
series ended its 20-year run last year.
Molina's film credits include
Spider-Man 2, The Da Vinci Code, Boogie Nights
and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Early in his career, Molina played gay
in the 1987 film Prick Up Your Ears. In the film based on the
book by John Lahr, Molina plays playwright Joe Orton's (played by
Gary Oldman) lover Kenneth Halliwell. Vanessa Redgrave took on the
role of Peggy Ramsay, Orton's literary agent.
Dick Wolf, creator and executive
director of LOLA, said he was “thrilled” to have Molina on