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O.C star lands Batman spin-off role

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Mckenzie: "All I can promise is I will do my best not to screw this up"

Former The O.C. star Ben Mckenzie has landed the lead role in a new Batman spin-off, Gotham.

The 35-year-old star, who played Ryan Atwood in the popular American teen drama, will play James Gordon, a police rookie who later rises to the rank of commissioner, in new superhero show Gotham, for Fox.

Atwood confirmed the news on his Twitter page, writing: "All I can promise is I will do my best not to screw this up. Can't wait to get to work."

He later followed it up, tweeting: "Don't worry, I got this...". The comment was accompanied by a snap of Ben in a police outfit sporting what appears to be a photoshopped moustache.

McKenzie recently starred in American drama series Southland, but the series was cancelled last year due to poor ratings.

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