24: Legacy Casts Homeland and The Lord of the Rings’s Miranda Otto As Its Female Lead

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After doing some 24-7 spying in Berlin on Homeland, Miranda Otto is heading back to the homeland (not her homeland, our homeland; Otto's from Australia) to do some more spying in 24. The actress, who played CIA station chief Allison Carr in Showtime's series and Eowyn in the Lord of the Rings films, will be the female lead in Fox's 24 reboot, 24: Legacy. Otto will play Rebecca Ingram, a former head of CTU who is now married to a senator and has doubts about giving up her former life. She joins Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins, who will play an army vet who gets pulled back into action. Hawkins and Otto's lives will intersect over the course of 24 hours, in the style of the original series, though hopefully neither of them will be ambushed by cougars.