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Exclusive: Fox Searchlight is mounting its Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs tennis match pic Battle of the Sexes, and they have found their Margaret Court. Playing the statuesque Australian tennis star will be Jessica McNamee, an up and coming Aussie actress who is one of the leads in Warner Bros CHiPs film, and starred on the Denis Leary USA sitcom Sirens. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are directing the film based on a Simon Beaufoy script, and Emma Stone is playing King… »
ABC’s comedy soccer pilot “Dream Team” has cast three series regulars, Variety has learned.
Michael Mosley, who previously starred in USA Network’s “Sirens,” will play Rick Johnson. Although he doesn’t consider girls’ soccer a “real sport,” Rick — who is often clueless as to why things he says rub people the wrong way — is completely on board with getting his daughter, Tiffnee, onto a top-notch soccer team.
Lindsey Kraft (“Getting On”) has been cast as Michaela. Artsy, with a gentle soul, Michaela is married to Leslie (a competitive Ob-gyn with a passion for sports) and is horrified by the idea of being a soccer mom, knowing full well most of the heavy lifting will fall to her; you’ll find her on the soccer field with a bottle of merlot and the latest e-book, wishing Miley was instead enrolled in ballet.
- Laura Prudom
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