James Naughton has been cast in Hostages, CBS‘ drama pilot from writer-director Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros TV. Based on an Israeli format, the project centers on Ellen (Toni Collette), a successful surgeon who is selected to operate on the President of the United States (Naughton) and thrust into the middle of a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage. Naughton, repped by Paradigm and Brookside Artist Management, is a theater veteran who has won Tonys for Chicago and City of Angels. He recently recurred on the CW’s Gossip Girl.
Aussie Nikolai Nikolaeff (Sea Patrol) has been added to an all-Australian cast of NBC’s 10-episode summer series Camp, which will be filmed Down Under. The series follows the antics of teens at a lakeside summer camp run by director Mackenzie Greenfield (Rachel Griffiths). Nikolaeff, repped Aran Michael Management, plays the camp’s maintenance guy who loves food, sex and weed.