Monday, November 23, 2015

Development News - Matt Bomer to Star in 'The Last Tycoon'; 'My So Called Wife,' 'True Fiction' & 'Famous in Love' Round Out Casts

Development News - November 23, 2015

ABC Family's Famous in Love; Amazon's The Last Tycoon; and Bravo's My So Called Wife & True Fiction.

  • Emmy nominee Matt Bomer (American Horror Story: Hotel, The Normal Heart) has been cast in the lead role on the drama pilot from writer-director Billy Ray. He will play Monroe Stahr, Hollywood's first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s who climbs to the height of power and is pitted against his mentor and current head of the studio, Pat Brady.
  • Olivia Grant, Stephen Friedrich, James Ransone, Ana Coto, Jamie Ray Newman, James LeGros, Chris Butler and Chelsea Zhang will star in the dark comedy pilot. Grant will play Clea Turner, a once best-selling novelist turned prestigious college professor struggling with her much anticipated follow-up book. Friedrich will play Parker Mortenson, Clea's talented yet narcissistic student whose sudden death creates an opportunity for her to claim his manuscript as her own. Ransone will play Detective Tom Wilson, who is assigned to Parker's murder case but forms a unique bond with Clea. Coto will play Susan, one of Clea's students who has a history with Parker. Newman will play Kristina, Clea's older sister who pushes her to find something more stable and rewarding in her work and love life. LeGros will play Dan Slavin, the Vice Dean of Clea's university. Butler will play Arthur, Clea's book agent. Zhang will play Unh-hwa, one of Clea's students.
  • Brian Benben, Katherine LaNasa, Adam Korson, Mark Harelik and Megan Park will round out the cast of the dark comedy pilot starring Inbar Lavi. Benben will play Max/Mr. Ellis, Maddie's (Lavi) cohort. LaNasa will play Sally/Aunt Catherine, a veteran con artist and Maddie's cohort. Korson will play Josh, Ezra's (Rob Heaps) brother. Harelik will play Arthur, Ezra's dad. Park will play Gaby, Ezra's friend.
  • Georgie Flores, Perrey Reeves, Pepi Sonuga and Mark Valley have joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Bella Thorne. Flores will play Cassandra, Paige's (Thorne) roommate and close friend. Reeves will play Nina, Rainer's (Carter Jenkins) smart and cunning mother who does whatever it takes to make sure things go her son's way. Sonuga will play Tangey, a beautiful pop star who mysteriously disappeared from the public eye. Valley will play Grant, Rainer's father who is a major figure in Hollywood.