'Cloud' on Tomei's horizon
Fox's 'Supreme' courts pair to starOscar winner Marisa Tomei has been tapped for the title role of CBS' comedy pilot "The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud," lifting the contingency on the project.
Additionally, Camille Guaty and Kate Burton have been tapped to star in Fox's pilot "Supreme Courtships"; Lucy Punch, Christopher Denham and Geneva Carr have landed leads in Fox's comedy pilot "Two Families"; Jarrad Paul and Kurt Fuller have joined ABC's comedy pilot "See Jane Run"; and Holly Robinson Peete has joined ABC's drama pilot "Football Wives."
Mae Whitman has joined NBC's drama pilot "The Bionic Woman," Mo Collins has come aboard NBC's comedy pilot "Wild Life," Reg Rogers has been cast in Fox's drama pilot "Them," John Carroll Lynch and Tawny Cypress have been added to Fox's drama pilot "K-Ville," and D.B. Woodside has been added to CBS' "Viva Laughlin!"
"Cloud," from ABC TV Studio and CBS Par TV, centers on a brilliant, opinionated writer (Tomei), struggling to deliver the follow-up to her acclaimed first novel, who has an epiphany and tries to recapture her youthful optimism. Jeff Greenstein is the writer/executive producer. Tomei, who co-stars in "Wild Hogs," recently wrapped the features "Brand Hauser" and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead." She is repped by CAA and Management 360.
"Courtships," from 20th TV, is a comedic drama about six Supreme Court clerks and they judges they work for. Guaty will play an ambitious, smart and liberal clerk. Burton will play the justice she works for. Guaty (ICM, Handprint Entertainment) most recently appeared in Fox's "Prison Break." Burton (Gersh, Principal) has recurred on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."
"Two Families," from 20th TV and HIP, revolves around two sets of adult siblings who share the same father (Beau Bridges). Punch, Denham and Carr will play three of the siblings. Punch (ICM, PFD/UK, Benderspink Management) starred on CBS' "The Class" and is now filming the feature "Kids in America."
"Jane," from ABC TV and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, centers on an alpha female in an investment banking firm. Fuller will play the woman's boss. Paul (UTA, McGowan Management) will play a hardworking associate.
"Wives," from ABC TV, follows the wives of professional football players. Robinson Peete (Innovative, Dolores Robinson Entertainment) will play the mother of the star wide receiver (Brian White). She most recently starred in "Love, Inc."
"Bionic," from NBC Uni TV, is a reimagination of the 1970s series. Whitman (APA, Artistry) will play the Bionic Woman's younger sister.
"Wild Life," from NBC Uni TV Studio, is set at a wildlife park. Collins (Diverse Talent Group) will play an animal handler bored with her job.
"Them," from CBS Par TV, centers on a sleeper cell of extraterrestrial terrorists who take the shape of humans. Rogers will play the "therapist" who helps the agents assimilate into their new culture.
"K-Ville," from 20th TV, revolves around cops in post-Katrina New Orleans. Lynch will play the head of the felony action squad. Cypress ("Heroes") will play the only woman on the squad.
"Viva," from Sony TV, BBC Worldwide Prods. and CBS Par TV, centers on a man (Lloyd Owen) who dreams of opening a casino in Laughlin, Nev. Woodside will play his accountant and business manager.
In other pilot casting news:
Rob Benedict has come aboard ABC's drama pilot "Women's Murder Club."
Nikki Reed has joined CW's drama pilot "Reaper."
Enuka Okuma has been added to CW's untitled Maggie Friedman project.