Friday, 4 April 2008

'X-Men' actress among new pilot castings

From: Digital Spy.
By Dave West.

X-Men: The Last Stand actress Olivia Williams has joined Dollhouse in the latest batch of castings to shows in development in the US.

Williams will play Adelle, boss of the Dollhouse, which is home to a set of young men and woman whose personalities can be programmed for them to carry out missions. Fox has ordered a pilot of the show, from Buffy creator Joss Whedon.

Elsewhere, Billy Campbell (The 4400) will star in two-hour Sci Fi Channel pilot Revolution. The project is set on a human colony on another planet in the 22nd century and Campbell will play soldier-turned-farmed Tom Hart.

Molly Ringwald has agreed to star in an untitled series from Brenda Hampton (7th Heaven) for ABC Family which revolves around a teen unexpectedly realising she is pregnant.

Will Kemp has signed to a remake of former Channel 4 series Ny-Lon, while Matthew Lillard has taken a lead role in detective drama Exit 19, both pilots for CBS. Yara Martinez has joined Fox's version of Spaced; and Eion Bailey and Jay Hernandez have been hired to CBS's Can Openers.

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