Sheila Vand (Argo) has booked the female lead opposite Katherine Heigl in NBC drama pilot State Of Affairs. It stars Heigl as Charleston Whitney Tucker, a key CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. Heigl also exec produces. Vand, repped by Paradigm and Untitled, will play Grace Hough, a tough CIA analyst on the President’s daily briefing team, who keeps her private life to herself. Vand starred in indie pic A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
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The Daily Show alum Jason Jones has been tapped for the male lead in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Love Is Relative from writer Dan Mazer, 20th TV, Tom Werner and Tom Lassally. It revolves around a wife (Leslie Bibb) and husband who begin to see their marriage in a whole new way after her newly divorced brother, Josh (Barry Rothbart), moves in. Jones will play Nate, Rose’s (Bibb) husband and father of 6-year-old Maggie and 18-month-old Dylan.