Rep Sheet Roundup: 'The Night Of' Star Amara Karan Signs With 42West
THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news.
Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact [email protected].
Naz’s Rep Gets a Rep
The Night Of’s Amara Karan has signed with publicity firm 42West. The Sri Lankan-British actress recently made waves on the HBO limited series as Chandra, the defense attorney who develops a controversial relationship with Naz (Riz Ahmed). Karan made her film debut in Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, and her other credits include Doctor Who and St. Trinian’s.
Mrs. Wellick, or Lady Macbeth?
Mr. Robot’s Stephanie Corneliussen has signed with UTA. The Danish actress plays Joanna Wellick, the equally ambitious wife of Martin Wallstrom’s villainous Tyrell Wellick, on USA’s Golden Globe-winning drama. This past season Corneliussen also recurred as Valentina Vostok on The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, and her other credits include HBO’s Hello Ladies, FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum (as the White Nun seen in the memorable promos), Amazon’s The Rebels, USA’s Royal Pains, NBC’s Bad Judge and TV Land’s The Exes, as well as Paramount’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
UTA also has signed Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor, who broke out this year in the true-story drama Neerja. Her previous lead credits include Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which at more than $52 million has become one of India’s top-grossing films of all time, and Disney’s Khoobsurat (the studio’s first Indian princess movie), for which she earned one of her four career Filmfare nominations. One of Bollywood’s highest paid and most popular actors (with a social media following of nearly 30 million), Kapoor’s next films are the romantic comedy Veere De Wedding and an adaptation of the book Battle for Bittora. She continues to be repped by Bling Entertainment Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in India.
The Actress, Not the Today Host
CAA has signed actress Natalie Morales. Her series-regular credits include Fox’s The Grinder, ABC’s Trophy Wife, USA’s White Collar and ABC Family’s The Middleman, and she also recurred on NBC’s Parks and Recreation as well as HBO’s Girls and The Newsroom. Morales will next be seen as tennis hall of famer Rosie Casals in Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, and her other big-screen credits include Going the Distance and Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. Morales continues to be repped by manager Vincent Nastri at Bleecker Street Entertainment and by attorney Mitch Smelkinson at Stone Genow.
CAA also has signed Bones executive producer Barry Josephson. As the Fox procedural enters its 12th season, Josephson also is executive producing AMC’s Turn, which will air its fourth season in 2017, and Amazon’s live-action adaptation of The Tick. The veteran producer’s other credits include Men in Black, Air Force One, Bad Boys and Enchanted. Josephson continues to be repped by attorney Leigh Brecheen at Bloom Hergott.
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