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Robinson, Bridges take leads

21 February 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Dreamgirls co-star Keith Robinson is set to star in Fox's drama pilot The Apostles, while Beau Bridges has been tapped to headline Fox's comedy pilot Two Families.

Additionally, Lindsay Price will star in NBC's one-hour pilot Lipstick Jungle, Bret Harrison has been tapped as the lead in the CW drama pilot Reaper, and Mary Steenburgen has joined ABC's untitled Rina Mimoun drama pilot.

In other pilot casting news, Amanda Righetti has joined ABC's drama Marlowe, Linus Roache is set to co-star in Fox's drama Canterbury's Law, Carmen Ejogo has been cast in NBC's drama M.O.N.Y., and Ayda Field has come onboard ABC's untitled Sachs/Judah comedy.

  Apostles, from 20th Century Fox TV, focuses on a close-knit group of LAPD cops. Robinson will play one of the leads, a decorated officer who is deeply religious. Robinson, who is onscreen as C.C. White in Dreamgirls, will next be seen in CBS' Comanche Moon. He is repped by Stone Manners and the Firm.

  Two Families, from 20th Century Fox TV and HIP, centers on a man (Bridges) with two families whose two sets of adult children don't know the others exist. »

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Cannavale in the 'M.O.N.Y.'

2 February 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale has been tapped as the lead of M.O.N.Y., NBC's drama pilot from Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, which is being directed by Spike Lee.

Meanwhile, Rachelle Lefevre has landed the female lead in Life on Mars, David E. Kelley's drama pilot for ABC, Malcolm in the Middle star Bryan Cranston has signed on for the lead in AMC's drama pilot Breaking Bad, Justice co-star Rebecca Mader has landed a co-starring role on ABC's drama pilot Mr. and Mrs. Smith and former "ER" co-star Michael Michele has been cast in the ABC drama pilot Judy's Got a Gun.

  M.O.N.Y., from NBC Universal TV Studio, centers on a socially conscious New York public advocate (Cannavale) who is thrust into the position of becoming interim mayor and struggles to balance his moral center with the hardball realities of New York politics.

Cannavale has a long-standing relationship with NBC and NBC Uni TV. He won an Emmy for his recurring role on the NBC/NBC Uni comedy "Will & Grace." He also had a development deal with the network and the studio and starred in their pilot NY-70. This season, Cannavale has been among the thirtysomething actors in hot demand for leads in pilots. »

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