Josh Lucas joins `The Mysteries of Laura`

Los Angeles:`Sweet Home Alabama` star Josh Lucas has been cast in a drama `The Mysteries of Laura`, which also stars actress Debra Messing.

The one-hour drama follows the life of the titular female homicide detective, which Messing would be playing.

Lucas, 42, will essay the role of Laura`s soon-to-be ex-husband Jake, who ends up being captain of her police precinct, reportedly.

The actor previously appeared in legal drama `The Firm`.
Penned by Jeff Rake, the series will be directed by McG.

`The Mysteries of Laura` is based on the Spanish show `Los Misterios de Laura`, an original series created by Carlos Vila and Javier Holgado.