Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia has joined Frank Darabont's drama, L.A. Noir.

Based on John Buntin's book L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America's Most Seductive City, the show tells the true story of a decades-long conflict between the LAPD, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by mobster Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of LA's criminal world.

The actor will play Ned Stax, a former marine who served with Joe Teague during WWII, now a budding lawyer groomed to be a master "fixer" for the mob. The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal is also being looked at for a role.

This project is still in development.