Field in play for ABC comedy


Ayda Field has landed the female lead on ABC's untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick comedy pilot.

The project, from Warner Bros. TV, centers on two men — Derek (Josh Cooke), who is straight, and Drew (Alan Tudyk), who is gay — who are lifelong best friends and business partners.

Field will play Audrey, Derek's stylish but a little messy girlfriend who is generous, intense, prone to histrionics and a little nutty.

The role has been recast following the pilot's table read. Sarah Lafleur, who originally was set for the part, is under a talent deal with ABC and is expected to be attached to another project for the network.

Field most recently co-starred as ditsy weathergirl Montana on Fox's sitcom "Back to You." She also had a role on the WBTV-produced "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" for NBC. (partialdiff)