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Alex O’Loughlin Will Hang Ten As The Lead, Steve McGarrett, In The New ‘Hawaii 5-0’ TV Show Remake

Mon, February 22, 2010 5:10pm EDT by 10 Comments

Don’t you think it’s a totally tubular decision to cast Aussie hottie Alex as the lead when Hawaii gets a reboot this year?

A rep for Alex O’Laughlin confirms to that the actor has landed the plum part of Detective Steve McGarrett when the iconic 70’s TV show gets a modern-day update on CBS this year.

Yippee! We’re stoked to see Alex back in action after his medical drama, Three Rivers, flat-lined in November. Until last week he and Nip/Tuck actor Julian McMahon, 42, were neck and neck for the role.

We’re confident that the Aussie hunk can handle his Hawaii 5-0 role, especially because we know he’s adept at playing super-sleuths. Who can forget his turn as vampire private eye Mick St. John in the short-lived (but utterly engaging) CBS drama Moonlight?

Alex will be joined on the North Shore when filming begins on location in Hawaii, is Lost‘s Daniel Dae Kim, 43, in the role of state police officer Chin Ho Kelly and Taryn Manning, 31, as Det. McGarrett’s sister, Mary Ann McGarrett.

And if you can’t wait for the Hawaii pilot to be released, well then, you’ll just have to get your fix when Alex stars as Jennifer Lopez’s love interest in The Back-Up Plan, which hits theaters April 23.