Logue is 'Hackett' class clown


Donal Logue is returning to Fox as the star of comedy pilot "Hackett," which is being directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

Rachel Boston and Morgan Murphy also are cast in the single-camera project from Sony Pictures TV and 25C Prods., which centers on a bad-boy literary luminary (Logue) who escapes his disgraced career teaching at Yale only to find himself among the ultra-PC ranks of teachers at an Ohio public high school.

Boston will play the school's principal. Murphy will play a teacher.

Since coming aboard "Hackett" in February as a director, Sonnenfeld has found himself in great demand on the heels of the rave reviews for his work on the ABC drama pilot "Pushing Daisies." He is directing several more episodes of "Daisies" and also is attached to direct two more fast-tracked projects, "Kingdom" for CBS and an untitled legal thriller for NBC.

His schedule will now be tweaked to accommodate "Hackett."

Logue, who most recently played the lead on ABC's single-camera comedy "The Knights of Prosperity," starred on the family sitcom "Grounded for Life," which aired on Fox for 2 1/2 seasons before moving to WB Network.

Logue, whose recent feature credits include "Zodiac" and "Ghost Rider," is repped by CAA, Kipperman Management and attorney Shep Rosenman.

Boston, best known for her co-starring role on NBC's "American Dreams," is repped by the Gersh Agency and Forward Entertainment.

Murphy, who has been a writer and performer on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," is repped by CAA, the Safran Co. and attorney Jared Levine.