Australian actor Guy Pearce is set to reprise his ED EXLEY character in the La Confidential sequel, WHITE JAZZ. The Melbourne-bred actor won critical acclaim for his role as the thorough detective in the 1997 adaptation of JAMES ELLROY's thriller and reports suggest he'll be the only original cast member to return for the sequel. Website reports Pearce is in talks with director Joe Carnahan about returning. Nick Nolte, Uma Thurman, John Cusack and Winona Ryder are also among the big names mentioned for the sequel. The original featured Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, DANNY DeVITO, James Cromwell and Kim Basinger, who won an Oscar for her role as LYNN BRACKEN.