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Halo live-action series casts 'The Good Wife' star Mike Coulter

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Xbox Entertainment's live-action Halo feature under executive producer Ridley Scott has cast its first star — The Good Wife and The Following actor Mike Coulter, reports The Wrap.

The digital Halo feature, which will be similar in format to the Machinima miniseries Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, will follow the story of a surgically-enhanced super soldier — not the famous Master Chief — in the 26th century. The Wrap reports that Coulter will play Marlowe, a "rising star in a futuristic army" whose has "troubled" feelings about the military institution he is a part of. He is cautious and logical when it comes to combat and is a source of loyalty among his Spartan comrades.

The digital feature began shooting late last month, as did the separate Halo TV series helmed by Steven Spielberg.

Coulter's recent credits also include American Horror Story: Coven and is signed on to star in Patrick Gilles' biopic indie movie America Is Still the Place.

Los Angeles-based Xbox Entertainment — established to create original content for Xbox One — announced the Halo digital feature last month. Directing is Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, who has directed numerous episodes of Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies and Heroes, as well as served as Spielberg's assistant director on A.I., Minority Report, Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List.