The Good Wife star, Mike Colter, is set to take on a lead role in the Ridley Scott-produced digital Halo film for Xbox Entertainment.
The film is expected to follow the same format as Machinima's web-series, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. The Wrap reports that the story is set in the 26th century, and it centers on a surgically-enhanced super soldier who is NOT Master Chief.
Colter will play a character named Marlowe, "a rising star in a futuristic army who is troubled by aspects of the military industrial complex he inhabits. Approaching combat situations with caution and logic, he inspires loyalty in his fellow Spartans."
The script for the feature was written by Prison Break creator, Paul Scheuring. It's also expected to premiere before the end of the year. Just so you know, this is a completely different Halo project than the TV series that Steven Spielberg is currently developing.
Microsoft plans to announce more details about the project, including additional cast, at E3 in June.