Trio populate the fantasy world of ABC's 'Atlas'


Janel Moloney and Patrick Breen have been tapped to co-star in ABC's fantasy pilot "Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas," with 13-year-old Jodelle Ferland landing the lead in the WBTV-produced project.

Described as "Harry Potter" meets "Pan's Labyrinth," "Atlas" centers on Gwen (Ferland), an adventurous girl who finds a magical atlas that reveals a secret world underneath ours.

In the pilot, written by Tom Wheeler and to be directed by Tommy Schlamme, Moloney and Breen will play Gwen's adopted parents. Also cast is Nathan Gamble ("Runaway"), who will play Gwen's younger brother.

Moloney ("Brotherhood") is repped by Gersh and manager James Suskin. Breen ("Eli Stone") is with Gersh and A Management.

Ferland ("Good Luck Chuck") is repped by ICM and Play Management. (partialdiff)