Dirty Harry's Sexy Son Scott Eastwood Missing From Chicago P.D. Lineup
He has the face (and abs) that launched a thousand rumors, but the former star of the runaway hit Chicago Fire has been axed from the new NBC police drama spin-off.
In the Chicago P.D. Jan. 8 season opener Stepping Stone, a gritty pack of uniformed and undercover cops hunt an assassin cozy with a Colombia drug cartel. Shocking, edge-of-your-seat fodder and an addition to Law & Order executive producer Dick Wolf's mega-hit portfolio of urban cop shows. This one is shot on location in the Windy City, a spin-off from the gigantic hit Chicago Fire. (See the wink at the golden-era 7th District Maxwell Street police station used as a location. It was known, fondly, as the Wickedest Police District in the World.)
But hold on. Fans of Chicago Fire spotted a blue-eyed hole in the cast. You won't see the smoldering good looks of Clint Eastwood's 27-year-old son Scott on the spin-off, which plotted a teaser in last May's firefighting season finale. According to several Hollywood reports, Eastwood's Officer Jim Barnes was promoted and slated to make the crossover to the NBC crime drama back in April 2013. That is, until he was canned (or quit).
He wasn't the only casualty: Tania Raymonde of Lost, who costarred with Eastwood in Texas Chainsaw 3D, was also announced for the cast and also booted (or quit). Chicago Fire alums that cut through the smoke include Jon Seda and Jesse Lee Soffer.
Eastwood, whose pics of his Man of Steel abs have gone the viral route from his cover boy stint for Town & Country magazine's February issue, says he left the series for "creative" reasons. Maybe that turn with Brad Pitt in Fury will cure the disgruntled rumblings about his M.I.A. status.
But does that mean the bachelor-model-actor has a lackluster interest in rehabbing one of Chicago's firehouses still up for grabs?