Quartet sign up for 'Normal' roles


Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Zegers, Callum Keith Rennie and Cameron Bright are starring in Carl Bessai's "Normal," a drama about the impact of a deadly traffic crash. Rennie also has joined the cast of Sci Fi Channel's upcoming miniseries "Tin Man," a new take on L. Frank Baum's classic novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" from RHI Entertainment.

In "Normal," Moss plays Catherine, a mother filled with rage and unable to recover from the death of her teenage son in a car crash. Rennie plays Walt, a literature professor trying to overcome his guilt from the accidental killing. Zegers plays a young thief involved in a taboo love affair with his stepmother whose life becomes intertwined with the other characters. Bright plays Catherine's 12-year-old son, Brady.

In "Tin Man," Rennie — best known for his recurring role as Leoben Conoy on Sci Fi's "Battlestar Galactica" — will play Zero, the lead henchman for the wicked sorceress Azkadellia (Kathleen Robertson), who lives in the Outer Zone, a wondrous world oppressed by dark magic. Also starring in the mini are Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Richard Dreyfuss, Neal McDonough and Raoul Trujillo.

"Normal" is written by Travis McDonald and Bessai, produced by Andrew Boutilier and Bessai and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Stephen Hegyes and Shawn Williamson. Bankside Films is repping international sales on the film, which has begun principal photography. Mongrel Media is the Canadian distributor.

The six-hour mini "Tin Man," targeted to debut in December, is executive produced by RHI's Robert Halmi Sr. and Robert Halmi Jr. Co-writers Steven Long Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle also are executive producing. Nick Willing is directing.

Moss is onscreen in "Disturbia." She next appears in the films "Suspect" and "Fireflies in the Garden." She is repped by WMA, Elizabeth Hodgson Management Group and attorney Bob Lange.

Zegers' upcoming credits include the films "The Jane Austen Book Club," "Gardens of the Night" and "The Stone Angel." He is repped by ICM and Paul Nicholls of Artistry Management.

Rennie's upcoming include the films "Case 39" and "The Invisible." He is repped by APA, Elizabeth Hodgson Management Group and attorney Robert Lange of Kleinberg Lopez Lange Cuddy Edel & Klein.

Bright just wrapped the film "Boy of Pigs." His other credits include "X-Men: The Last Stand," "Thank You for Smoking" and "Birth." He is repped by UTA and manager Vickie Petronio.

Gregg Goldstein reported from New York; Kimberly Nordyke reported from Los Angeles.