Nathalie Kelley (UnReal) has joined the cast of NBC’s drama pilot Cruel Intentions, based on the cult 1999 movie. Set in present day, the story picks up 15 years after the film and follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of her nephew Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), the son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont. Upon discovering his father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption beyond imagination. Kelley will play Carmen, the stunning and brilliant chief of staff to Kathryn and her husband Pascal. Kelley played the series regular role of Grace on Lifetime’s UnReal this past season. She’s repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency, The Burstein Company, and attorney Karl Austen.
Newcomer Michelle Mitchenor is set as a series regular in A&E’s hip-hop crime drama pilot The Infamous. It revolves around two complicated men on a collision course: an ambitious reformed gangster poised to break out of South Central (Bokeem Woodbine) and the LAPD detective hell-bent on taking him down. The pilot, from Sony TV, is produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson and directed by Anthony Hemingway. Mitchenor, repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment, MMV, and Bloom Hergott, will play Eva Adams. Mitcheneor had a star turn earlier this year in Chi-Raq as Indigo, the girlfriend of Wesley Snipes’ character.