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4 September 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Additionally, Bob Gunton is in negotiations to join the show as a regular next season when the action in the real-life thriller moves to Washington.
On "24," from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Imagine Television, Wersching will play an FBI agent who is in an adversarial relationship with Jack Bauer (Sutherland).
Gunton, who guest-starred on three episodes of "24" last season as Secretary of Defense Ethan Kanin, will reprise his role, now chief of staff for the new president (Cherry Jones).
In addition to Wersching and Gunton, the upcoming seventh season of "24," which begins production Tuesday, will feature several other major new additions: previously cast Jones, Janeane Garofalo, Colm Feore and Jeffrey Nordling.
Wersching, who co-starred on the Fox/20th TV drama pilot Company Man this past development season, is repped by SMS Talent.
Brook Kerr also has been cast in the project, which Ball wrote and is set to direct and executive produce.
Based on the Southern Vampire book series by Charlaine Harris, True Blood takes place in a world in which vampires can buy Japanese-made synthetic blood. Their integration into a small Louisiana town causes quite a stir, and a love story ensues between Bull Comton (Moyer), a vampire, and Sookie Stackhouse (Paquin), an innocent waitress who can read people's minds.
Kerr will play a beautiful, smart, articulate young woman who takes a job in the bar with Sookie.
Sarah Brown is set to co-star in Fox's drama pilot Company Man, Timm Sharp has been tapped to co-star opposite Jason Biggs in CBS' comedy pilot I'm in Hell, Ian Gomez has joined Fox's comedy pilot The Beast, and child actor Nathan Gamble has landed the lead in Fox's untitled Victor Fresco comedy pilot.
Man, from 20th TV and Real Time Prods., centers on a family man (Jason Behr) who winds up recruited by the NSA as a spy within the defense contracting company he works for. Brown will play the man's co-worker.
Hell, from CBS Par TV, centers on a dead Wall Street player (Biggs) who is reassigned to hell on Earth. Sharp will play his "roommate from hell," a slovenly, disreputable guy.
Beast, from CBS Par TV and FremantleMedia, centers on a womanizing veterinarian (Steve Howey). »
26 January 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Other notable directors who have come aboard pilots include Emmy winner Todd Holland on the CBS comedy Fugly, Emmy winner Jon Cassar on the Fox drama NSA Innocent, Alex Graves on the NBC drama Journeyman and Ian Toynton on Fox's comedic drama Supreme Courtships.
M.O.N.Y., from NBC Universal TV Studio and writer-producers Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, centers on an unlikely everyman who becomes the mayor of New York. The project, set and to be filmed in New York, is considered a great fit for Lee, one of the quintessential New York directors. His attachment to the project stems from his development deal with NBC earlier this year. He is repped by WMA.
4 items from 2007
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