Catherine O'Hara eyes ABC pilot

Andie MacDowell also among latest castings

Catherine O'Hara is in negotiations to play the matriarch at the center of "Good Behavior," Rob Thomas' dramedy pilot for ABC.

Warren Christie has landed the lead of another ABC drama pilot, "Prince of Motor City," which also has cast Andie MacDowell.

"Behavior," from ABC Studios, is based on the New Zealand format "Outrageous Fortune" and centers on the matriarch (O'Hara) of a family of criminals who decides that it's time for her brood to go straight after her husband ends up in the clink for five years.

O'Hara, who is filming Sam Mendes' feature "Farlanders," is repped by ICM and Brillstein Entertainment.

"Motor City," from ABC Studios, is a gothic family soap inspired by William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" that centers on a young Harvard philosophy professor (Christie) forced to return to Detroit and take over the family's auto company.

MacDowell will play his mother.

"Motor City" extends Christie's deal with ABC and ABC Studios. He co-starred on the drama "October Road," which has become a fan favorite but is unlikely to return for a third season. Christie is repped by IFA.

MacDowell, repped by ICM and Risa Shapiro, recently wrapped the feature "The Six Wives of Henry Lefay."
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