Leonard Roberts has been cast in VH1‘s Drumline 2: A New Beat, co-written by Karen Gist and Regina Hicks. The sequel to the 2002 feature Drumline feature focuses on a new set of characters at a fictional New Orleans university. The story follows Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper-class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend a college in Louisiana so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline. Roberts will reprise his role of Sean Taylor from the 2002 pic. Fox TV Studios is co-financing and looking at the project as a possible back-door pilot. Leonard, repped by Greene & Associates and Evolution Entertainment, can be seen in upcoming features Any Day and My Favorite Five.
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Amazon Studios is recasting one of its male leads in comedy pilot Cosmopolitan, which chronicles the loves and adventures of a group of young expatriates in Paris. Shaun Evans has exited the project from The Last Days Of Disco filmmaker Whit Stillman. Evans played Hal, a divorced, good-looking but somber young man who’s struggling with his most recent heartache in the company of his two best friends.