After fielding multiple pilot offers, Bruce Greenwood has signed on to co-star in the ABC drama pilot The River directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The horror thriller, from DreamWorks TV, ABC Studios and Paranormal Activity mastermind Oren Peli, centers on Lincoln Cole (Joe Anderson) who, after his famous TV explorer father (Greenwood) goes missing way up the Amazon, reluctantly abandons his medical studies and follows in his father’s footsteps – accompanied by a small camera crew, and with something deadly in the water, waiting for him.
Swingtown alumna Miriam Shor has joined the cast of ABC’s dramedy pilot Good Christian Bitches. The sexy soap centers on Amanda (Leslie Bibb), onetime “mean girl” in high school who returns home humbled following a scandalous divorce, hoping to get a second chance at winning over her old classmates. Shor, repped by Gersh and Impression, will play one of the girls hurt by Amanda in high school who is now determined to ruin her life.
Darby Stanchfield (Mad Men), Jeff Perry and Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls) have been added to Shonda Rhimes’ ABC drama pilot Damage Control, an ensemble based on the career of legendary crisis management consultant Judy Smith which stars Kerry Washington as Olivia, a professional fixer with a dysfunctional staff. Stanchfield will play a tireless investigator working for Olivia. Perry, who has been recurring on Rhimes’ series Grey’s Anatomy, will play an aide to the U.S. President Tony Goldwyn. Weil will play the recurring role of Amanda who may be romantically involved with the president. All 3 are with Principal Entertainment. Perry is also with Innovative.