Timothy Hutton will star in Sci Fi Channel miniseries 5 Days to Midnight, the network said Wednesday.
Hutton will play J.T. Neumeyer, a physics professor who receives a police file from the future with explicit details of his own murder, indicating that the crime will take place in five days.
The network will present 5 Days as five one-hour episodes, airing over five consecutive nights -- one hour for each day Neumeyer has to change his fate.
Produced by Lions Gate Television in association with David Kirschner Productions and Hallmark Entertainment Distribution, the miniseries is set to begin production in Vancouver, British Columbia, this month.