Talancon joins HBO clique for 'Whitney' pilot


Ana Claudia Talancon has been cast in the title role of HBO's comedy pilot "Whitney," lifting the contingency on the project.

The single-camera project centers on Whitney (Talancon) and her clique of young women in Miami who play and win at the game of sexual politics. Whitney is a beautiful and self-confident woman who easily manipulates men, making each believe that he's the only one in her life.

"Whitney" was penned by Lisa Schrager, who will executive produce with Alex Gansa and HBO's former senior vp comedy series Sarah Condon.

With the cast contingency lifted, "Whitney" has been greenlighted for production and will be shot in Miami.

Mexican-born Talancon stars in the indie "Alone With Her," which is playing in limited release. Recently in the film "Fast Food Nation," she will next appear in "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "One Missed Call."

Talancon is repped by ICM and manager Jorge Mondragon.