Eric Stoltz joins 'Battlestar' prequel

Frances Fisher tapped for Sci Fi's 'Eureka'

Eric Stoltz has signed on to star opposite Esai Morales in Sci Fi Channel's two-hour "Caprica" pilot, while Frances Fisher has been tapped for an eight-episode arc on the network's "Eureka."

Alessandra Toressani also has come aboard the NBC Universal Cable Studios-produced "Caprica," a prequel to Sci Fi's "Battlestar Galactica." Stoltz will play Daniel Graystone, a wealthy computer engineer who, after an emotionally crippling family tragedy, uses his technological wizardry to forever change the future of Caprica. Toressani plays Daniel's daughter, Zoe.

Stoltz ("The Butterfly Effect") is repped by CAA and Helen Sugland at Landmark Artists Management.

Torresani ("Malcolm in the Middle") is repped by UTA and Elissa Leeds at Reel Talent.

"Eureka," from NBC Universal Cable Studios, returns for its third season July 29. Fisher will play Samantha Thorne, aka "the Fixer," a corporate titan who is brought in to clean up Global Dynamics.

The actress ("In the Valley of Elah") is repped by manager Tammy Rosen and attorney Dave Feldman.