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Megan Dodds and Christina Vidal have been tapped to co-star on NBC’s untitled Luke Reiter drama pilot, which is being directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Meanwhile, Brendan Fehr and Kenneth Choi have been added to the ABC Family drama pilot “Samurai Girl.”
The untitled Luke Reiter project, from Universal Media Studios, is a legal thriller about unapologetic lawyers at a prestigious New York civil firm who will do whatever it takes to win their high-profile cases and outmaneuver one another.
It centers on Charlie (Alan Tudyk), a slick, gregarious lawyer who wants to make it to the top, and Joe (Andrew Lincoln), a soulful lawyer who has a true sense of justice. Both are in love with the same woman, Hannah (Dodds). Hannah is a lawyer at the firm and the elegant daughter of one of the most senior partners with her own plans to climb to the top of the corporate ladder.
Vidal will play a feisty third-year law student who is Joe’s assistant and has ambitions and secrets of her own.
The pilot, executive produced by Reiter and Sonnenfeld, is slated to begin production today in New York.
Dodds, who was born in the U.S., has lived in London for the past few years and recently starred in the one-woman show “I Am Rachel Corrie.” She is repped by ICM, Thruline and British agency Independent Talent.
Vidal (“I Think I Love My Wife”) is repped by APA, manager Bob McGowan and attorney Neil Meyer.
“Samurai,” from ABC Studios and Alloy Entertainment, centers on Heaven (Jamie Chung), a teenage girl who straddles the worlds of her life as the adoptive daughter of a wealthy family and the ancient Samurai traditions of her blood ancestors.
Fehr will play Jake, a martial-arts expert who teaches Heaven how to protect herself when she sets out to avenge her brother’s death.
Fehr, who most recently recurred on CBS’ “CSI: Miami,” is repped by Fortitude and managed by Roar.
Choi will play Sato, the right-hand man to a powerful Japanese mogul.
Choi, who most recently appeared in the Jet Li film “War,” is repped at Pantheon and Gail Abbott Management.
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