Maia Mitchell and David Lambert have joined the cast of drama pilot THE FOSTERS. The project revolves around a mixed-raced couple who are raising their biological son with several adopted children. Mitchell is a relative newcomer, his only credit a role in made-for-tv Disney movie “Teen Beach Musical”. Lambert, repped by The Osbrink Agency, has recently starred in A&E drama “Longmire” and the ABC tv-movie “A Smile As Big As The Moon”.
Mike Vogel and Nestor Carbonell have joined the cast of the upcoming series BATES MOTEL, the project which serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror pic. Vogel will Deputy Zach Shelby, a charming and attractive sociopath and Carbonell will play Sheriff Royce Romero, who seems to be devious and sinister. Vogel recently starred in “The Help” and “What’s Your Number?” and will next be seen in “Jake Squared”. He is repped by Gersh and WME. This year Carbonell starred in “For Greater Glory” and “The Dark Knight Rises”. He is repped by Paradigm.
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe has scored a leading role in the TV movie STALKERS. Based on the book “Whisper Of Fear: The True Story Of The Prosecutor Who Stalks The Stalkers”, itself based on a true story and written by Rhonda Saunders, the project follows a cop who teams up with a DA, played by O’Keefe”, to bring woman stalking her former lover to justice. O’Keefe recently appeared in “The Finder” and currently stars in “Castle”.
Agnes Bruckner has been cast to play the titular role in THE ANNA NICOLE STORY, which Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Judith Verno. The TV movie follows Anna Nicole Smith from her small Texas town upbringing as Vicky Lynn Hogan to her transformation to glamour model. Bruckner currently stars on “The Bold and the Beautiful” after previously being featured in “Private Practice”, “Fairly Legal” and “Covert Affairs”. She is repped by APA.
SHAMELESS has cast Bradley Whitford, Eric Edelstein and Maile Flanagan for arcs. Whitford will play Abraham, a powerful and sophisticated gay political activist. Edelstein will play Bobby Mallison, grocery store manager who, while he seems friendly enough, actually makes gross demands of his female employees. Flanagan will play Connie, a co-worker of Emmy Rossum’s character. Whitford is repped by WME, Edelstein by UTA and Flanagan by Bauman, Redanty & Shaul Agency.
Betty Gilpin has landed herself a season long arc on NURSE JACKIE. The actress will play Dr. Carrie Roman, a first-year resident under Edie Falco. Gilpin has recently starred in “Medium” and “Law & Order: SVU”. She is repped by Gersh.