Max Thieriot has landed the lead in the UNTITLED ROLAND EMMERICH DRAMA PROJECT. The project centers on Carter (Thieriot), an astrophysics grad student in NYC who learns that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil. Also cast in the pilot is Gabriella Wilde as Carter’s girlfriend.
Autumm Reeser ia back n business with ABC. The actress has landed a role in the upcoming drama pilot LAST RESORT. She will play Kylie, a charming lobbyist for her family’s weapons manufacturing company.
Gavin O’Connor has been tapped to direct the Col War period/drama THE AMERICANS
The network has cast most of the lead roles for their period/western pilot THE FRONTIER, written by Shaun Cassidy and to be directed by Thomas Schlamme. The pilot chronicles the journey of a group of disparate travelers from Missouri to the West Coast in 1840. The signed ensemble includes, Jake McLaughlin, Bridget Regan, Al Weaver, Gina Bramhill, Ethan Embry and Megan Ferguson.
Mercedes Ruehl has come on board as a series regular for Season 2 of the horse racing drama LUCK, starring Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman. She plays Julietta Caligari, the mother of Renzo (Ritchie Coster), a role she originates in an upcoming guest appearance on the series’ current freshman season.