Olivier Martinez to Star in Yahoo! Series ‘Cybergeddon’


Despite the paparazzi photos we've seen, Olivier Martinez's life isn't all about frolicking on the beaches of Malibu with his fiancee Halle Berry and her 4-year-old daughter Nahla. As fans of "Unfaithful" will remember, Martinez is an actor, too! And he's just lined up his next gig: Martinez will star in a new fictional crime video series exclusive to Yahoo! this fall called "Cybergeddon" about the growing threat of cybercrime. The hunky French actor will play the bad guy, cybercriminal Gustov Dobreff, and Missy Peregrym ("Rookie Blue") plays the FBI agent in charge of capturing Dobreff. Manny Montana ("Breakout Kings") and Kick Gurry ("Speed Racer") portray members of the FBI team in the project, which will be financially backed by Dolphin Digital Media in a deal brokered and packaged by Creative Artists Agency. As the press release for the project explains, "In a world where everyone is connected, everyone is at risk." Ooh, sounds dramatic!

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Besides Martinez's smoldering good looks (and, oh yes, acting skills), "Cybergeddon" also offers some excitement thanks to its plot. The producer of the show is Anthony E. Zuiker, the creator, writer, and producer credited with the "CSI" franchise. Diego Velasco, who helmed 2010 action movie "The Zero Hour," will be in the director's chair. Computer security experts Norton by Symantec will also have a role in "Cybergeddon," by providing "security insights ... that help inform and guide the narrative." But who are we kidding? They had us at Olivier!

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