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ABC has started work on an American remake of the British comedy Suburban Shootout. The original series, which starred The Hour's Anna Chancellor, ran for two series on Channel 5 and was broadcast in the Us on Oxygen. Deadline says that ABC has now started developing a Us remake, which would focus on a woman who escapes her father's ties to the criminal underworld by moving to the suburbs. However, she soon discovers that she has to use what (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
Cam Gigandet is already set to take a lead role as Jake Flynn, one of three brothers in the new TNT western drama Gateway (formerly known as Tin Star), but Deadline has word on four more actors joining the cast. Rounding out the group of Flynn brothers living in the titualar Colorado town in the 1880's will be Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers) playing Terence and David Denman (Roy from The Office) playing Daniel. Meanwhile Shannon Lucio (The Chicago Code) and Eric Lange (Lost) have also been cast as Terence's wife and the town banker respectively. But my personal favorite bit of new casting comes in the form of Keith Carradine, who was last seen battling extra-terrestrials in the Old West in Cowboys & Aliens, playing the brothers' surrogate father. Details on an American remake of the British comedy series Suburban Shootout after the jump. Plenty of shows come from our »
- Ethan Anderton
Exclusive: ABC has put in development a U.S. version of the praised British comedy Suburban Shootout. Byron Balasco will write the hourlong adaptation of the half-hour original, a dark comedy about a woman who escapes the city and her past for suburban bliss only to discover she (with the help of her new neighbors) has to resort to using unconventional methods and her past skills to achieve the life she so desires. ABC Studios is producing with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Laurence Bowen and Philip Clarke’s Feelgood Fiction, the company behind the British series that controls the format rights. Balasco, Kaplan, Bowen and Clarke are executive producing. This is the second stab at launching a U.S. version of Suburban Shootout. In 2008, HBO ordered a pilot written by Michelle Ashford, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Judy Greer. ABC seems like a good place for the »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Here’s an odd mix of projects that look to have cast pivotal female roles: Walt Disney Picture’s Lone Ranger and Lionsgate’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.
English actress Ruth Wilson is negotiating to portray Rebecca in the Lone Ranger movie, which will also feature Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, and possibly Tom Wilkinson as well. Meanwhile, Lost starlet Tania Raymonde has been cast as another potential Leatherface victim in the new Chainsaw Massacre flick.
Wilson has primarily worked in the television medium, starring in shows like Suburban Shootout and AMC’s updated take on the classic cult series, The Prisoner. She also landed a Golden Globe nomination for her work on a 2006 Masterpiece Theater Jane Eyre mini-series, and recently appeared opposite Idris Elba in the BBC’s Luther. Click to continue reading ‘Lone Ranger’ & ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D’ Snag Female Leads
- Sandy Schaefer
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