Deadline says that the 24 star is in early talks for the lead role in Fox pilot Touch, conceived by Heroes creator Tim Kring.
The show features a father who discovers that his mute, autistic son can predict things before they happen. Show bosses are reportedly keen for Sutherland to play the father.
Charles McDougall (Desperate Housewives, The Chicago Code) has been approached to direct the pilot.
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