Kiefer Sutherland’s Agent: “Hey, Kief, got a great script sitting on my desk. Great role for ya.”
Kiefer Sutherland: “Oh yeah?”
Agent: “Yeah you know the Jack Bauer character you play on 24?”
Kiefer Sutherland: “Uh, yeah …”
Agent: “Yeah, it’s that.”
Plot summary for The Sentinel starring Kiefer Sutherland, in theaters April 21:
Special Agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) is convinced that a neo-Nazi Aryan disciple has managed to infiltrate the White House. When a White House Agent is murdered, Garrison is framed and blackmailed over an affair with the First Lady Sarah Ballentine. He is relieved of his duties, but Garrison won’t stop in trying to prove his innocence, and save the life of the President. While attempting to uncover the person behind it all, he comes into confrontation with his protege, Agent Breckinridge (Sutherland).
Note: It’s one thing for a local newscast to rehash 24. It’s quite another for a major Hollywood studio. Then again, the studio is Fox, so I guess they’re allowed.
UPDATE: AP reports Sutherland has signed on for three more seasons of the badass Bauer. As part of the deal, Sutherland will set up a production company at 20th Century Fox.