Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Development News - Steve Zahn & Romany Malco to Lead 'Mad Dogs'; Rami Malek Books 'Mr. Robot'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - September 9, 2014

Amazon's Down Dog, Mad Dogs & The Man in the High Castle; and USA's Mr. Robot.

  • Alexa Davalos (Clash of the Titans, Mob City) has booked a lead role on the drama pilot from writer Frank Spotnitz. She will play Juliana, who lives in Japanese-occupied San Francisco and fascinated by Japanese culture and mastered the art of aikido, but her personal state of truce with the Empire of Japan stops forever when her half sister is shot dead in front of her eyes by a Japanese soldier. She says goodbye to her comfortable life and heads east for Colorado, the secret headquarters of the Resistance, and the road ahead of her is very blurry and dangerous.
  • Steve Zahn (Treme), Romany Malco (Weeds) and Ben Chaplin (World Without End) have landed the lead roles on the drama pilot from Cris Cole and Shawn Ryan. Zahn will play Cobi, a married financial adviser, a slick and amusing guy who is fighting the onset of middle age by dressing a little too young. Malco will play Gus, a former attorney who lost his career after a malpractice suit and is now a struggling antiques dealer and in the final stages of divorce. Chaplin will play Joel, a bright but depressive guy who is prone to misanthropy and anger but feels unfulfilled in his teacher training career.
  • Orange Is the New Black star Alysia Reiner will co-star on the comedy pilot opposite Josh Casaubon and Paget Brewster. She will play Gabrielle, a healer who also works at the yoga studio as the office manager. A warm, Earth mother type, she's threatened by Logan (Casaubon) and his close relationship with Amanda (Brewster) and doesn't miss an opportunity to subtly sabotage him.
  • Rami Malek (24, The Pacific) has landed the lead role on the drama pilot from writer Sam Esmail. He will play Elliot, a brilliant cyber security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night, who finds himself drawn to an underground anarchist group that launches cyber-attacks in an attempt to start a global revolution.