Gossip Girl alumna Jessica Szohr has been cast as the female lead opposite Michael Peña in The List, Fox‘s drama pilot from Paul Zbyszewski, Ruben Fleischer and 20th TV. The project centers on the intense Deputy U.S. Marshal Soto (Peña) who, when members of the Federal Witness Security Program start getting killed, leads the hunt for the person who stole “the list” – a file with the identities of every member of the program. Szohr, repped by ICM Partners, Mosaic and Dave Feldman, will play Special Agent Natalie Voss, a fearless FBI agent who detests dealing with the Witness Security Program but is intrigued by the quirky, twitchy Soto. The List reunites Szohr with Fleischer who recently produced the indie Two Night Stand, in which she co-starred.
Camille Guaty has been cast in ABC’s comedy pilot Spy, about Tim (Rob Corddry), a well-intentioned father of a highly intelligent and verbal son (Mason Cook) who inadvertently takes a job at the Secret Service in order to prove himself a worthy father. Guaty, repped by APA, Impression Entertainment and Brad Small, will play Caitlin, who is taking the CIA entrance exam along with Tim.
Elizabeth Pena has joined ABC’s untitled John Leguizamo project, co-created and starring Leguizamo and based on his life as a husband, father and fish out of water on New York’s Upper West Side. Pena, repped by Bauman, Redanty & Shaul andRugolo Entertainment, will play John’s mother Olga.