Robinson, Bridges take leads
Empty"Dreamgirls" co-star Keith Robinson is set to star in Fox's drama pilot "The Apostles," while Beau Bridges has been tapped to headline Fox's comedy pilot "Two Families."
Additionally, Lindsay Price will star in NBC's one-hour pilot "Lipstick Jungle," Bret Harrison has been tapped as the lead in the CW drama pilot "Reaper," and Mary Steenburgen has joined ABC's untitled Rina Mimoun drama pilot.
In other pilot casting news, Amanda Righetti has joined ABC's drama "Marlowe," Linus Roache is set to co-star in Fox's drama "Canterbury's Law," Carmen Ejogo has been cast in NBC's drama "M.O.N.Y.," and Ayda Field has come onboard ABC's untitled Sachs/Judah comedy.
"Apostles," from 20th Century Fox TV, focuses on a close-knit group of LAPD cops. Robinson will play one of the leads, a decorated officer who is deeply religious. Robinson, who is onscreen as C.C. White in "Dreamgirls," will next be seen in CBS' "Comanche Moon." He is repped by Stone Manners and the Firm.
"Two Families," from 20th Century Fox TV and HIP, centers on a man (Bridges) with two families whose two sets of adult children don't know the others exist. Emmy winner Bridges was most recently seen on the Sci Fi Channel's "Stargate SG-1."
"Lipstick," from NBC Uni TV, revolves around a trio (Kim Raver, Brooke Shields, Price) of successful and fabulous women in New York. Price will play a fashion designer. She most recently co-starred on WB Network's "Pepper Dennis."
"Reaper," from ABC TV Studio and the Mark Gordon Co., is a comedic drama about a 21-year-old slacker (Harrison) who becomes the devil's bounty hunter. Harrison's series credits include Fox's "The Loop," "Grounded for Life" and "That '70s Show."
The untitled Rina Mimoun project, from Warner Bros. TV, centers on a successful Atlanta lawyer who returns to her messy family in Savannah with her newborn son. Steenburgen will play the woman's mother, a strong and loving woman who can't bring herself to divorce her husband after five years of separation. Oscar winner Steenburgen recently wrapped indies "Elvis and Anabelle" and "Numb."
"Marlowe," from ABC TV Studio, is a present-day procedural drama about the famous detective (Jason O'Mara). Righetti will play a dancer who works part time for him. Righetti's (Endeavor, Mosaic's Dave Fleming at Mosaic) credits include the Fox series "Reunion," "The O.C." and "North Shore."
"Law," from Sony Pictures TV and Apostle, centers on a rebellious female defense attorney (Julianna Margulies). Roache will play the woman's husband, a law professor. Roache most recently co-starred on the NBC drama series "Kidnapped," which also was produced by Sony TV.
"M.O.N.Y," from NBC Uni TV, stars Bobby Cannavale as an everyman who surprisingly becomes mayor of New York. In the pilot, directed by Spike Lee, Ejogo will play his intelligent and driven deputy mayor. Ejogo (IFA Talent Agency, One Entertainment) will next be seen in the features "The Brave One" and "Pride and Glory."
The untitled Sachs/Judah pilot, from Touchstone TV, is a comedic soap about co-workers at a top law firm. Field will play one of them, a book-smart associate. Field has had a role on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."