John Leguizamo Lands Lead In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Taxi-22'

January 23, 2015 5:44 PM

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Deadline first reported the casting news on Wednesday, adding that Gandolfini’s “passion project” had been looking for a lead actor for over a year.

Two weeks before ‘The Sopranos” star’s death in June 2013, CBS signed on to produce the comedy. The "Taxi-22" pilot will be an adaptation of the French-Canadian series created by Patrick Huard, who also starred in the show as the opinionated Montreal taxi driver.

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