Marcella Plunkett (Dark Touch) has been booked as a recurring on FX‘s How And Why, from Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich). It tells the story of Goodman Hesselman (John Hawkes), who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works but is clueless about life. After losing his gig hosting children’s science show How And Why, he tries to start over with a new show in a little TV market in the middle of nowhere when he encounters the supernatural world. We hear Plunkett is playing two roles, Cynthia, a photographer at Goodman’s new TV station in Murfreesboro, and Magda, Mendelson’s (Michael Cera) secretary, whose day is spent in a cramped, tiny room, not much bigger than her desk. Plunkett is with Radius Entertainment and Lisa Richards Agency in Ireland.
Newcomer Sofia Mattsson has been cast in the ABC Family pilot Unstrung from Emily Whitesell (Life Unexpected). It tells the story of siblings Luke and Ellie Holt, who compete in the world tour of professional tennis. They may seem to have it all, but a family secret threatens to turn their lives upside down. Mattsson, repped by TalentWorks, Renee Missel Management and attorney Mark Temple, will play Russian tennis pro Ninotchka, who’s at the center of a love triangle with Luke and her longtime mobster boyfriend.