Vincent D’Onofrio to Play Kingpin in Netflix’s Daredevil

Vincent D’Onofrio of Law & Order: Criminal Intent fame has been picked to play the main villain on Vincent_D_Onofrio_daredevil-netflix-kingpinthe new Netflix Daredevil series, Marvel announced Tuesday.

Daredevil tells the story of Matt Murdock (Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Cox), a blind lawyer turned crime-fighter. D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, the most feared and powerful crime lord in the city otherwise known as Kingpin. The powerful businessman’s interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen will pit him in a good vs. evil struggle against Daredevil.

The character was previously brought to life by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 film that starred Ben Affleck as the titular hero. Shooting on Daredevil is set to begin in July, and the 13-episode first season is slated to debut sometime next year. Spartacus creator Steven S. DeKnight was recently named the series’ show runner.

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