Chris Noth set to portray former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes
Chris Noth played a New York City Police detective on and off for almost two decades, and now he’s set to play one of Brooklyn’s longest-serving district attorneys.
The New York Daily News reported on Monday that Noth plans to portray former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes in a film based on the 2003 murder of 19-year-old Mark Fisher, who was shot dead in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
Two men were arrested and sentenced 25 years to life for the murder, but one of men’s family still argue that Hynes mishandled the case.
Both the family and Noth are now asking Hynes replacement Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson to reopen the case. After serving for 23 years, Hynes was marred last year by a scandal that forced his office to re-open 50 murder cases.
“This is a really big deal. What prosecutors are able to get away with is so unbelievable,” Noth told the Daily News of the Fisher case.
Hynes, in turn, told the paper that Noth was “vacuous and shallow.”
Thompson, who was inaugurated on Sunday, took a moment during his ceremony to repeat his vow to look possible wrongful convictions. Weighing the needs of both the victims and the accused, he promised to “not sacrifice thoroughness in our pursuit of justice.”
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