Derek Luke To Bring The Heat To Jada Pinkett Smith's HawthoRNe' This Summer


BlackVoices.com has exclusively learned that Derek Luke has signed on to star in Jada Pinkett Smith's critically acclaimed medical drama 'HawthoRNe,' which returns for its third season June 14 on TNT.

According to a network spokesperson, the 'Antwone Fisher Story' actor will play the role of Dr. Miles Bourdet, a hot, young surgeon who arrives at James River Hospital to become the protégé of Dr. Tom Wakefield (played Michael Vartan). Currently in the midst of a divorce, Miles will attract the attention of Camille Hawthorne -- daughter of Pinkett Smith's Christina Hawthorne.


Luke, who was last seen starring in NBC's short-lived medical drama 'Trauma,' has signed on for a multi-episode arc that begins with the season premiere.In addition to the title role in the Denzel Washington-directed 'Antwone Fisher,' the New Jersey native's feature film credits include 'Biker Boyz,' 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Miracle at St. Anna' and 2009's box office hit 'Notorious.' Duke will also star as Gabe Jones in the upcoming 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' scheduled for release in July.

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