Hannah Kasulka has been cast opposite Brianne Howey in Fox drama pilot The Exorcist, a modern reinvention inspired by William Blatty’s 1971 book. Written by Jeremy Slater, The Exorcist is described as a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil. Rupert Wyatt is set to direct. Kasulka will play Casey Rance, the wallflower of the family. Casey is worried about her sister Charlotte (Howey), who has been holed up in her room ever since her serious accident. Kasulka recently wrapped a role opposite Charlie Day and Ice Cube in New Line’s Fist Fight and recurred in The Fosters. She’s repped by Innovative, Underground and Ginsburg Daniels LLP.
Sofia Black D’Elia (Project Almanac) has joined the cast of Fox comedy pilot The Mick (working title), from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-executive producers John Chernin and Dave Chernin. Written by the Chernins, the project has a fish-out-of-water theme. It centers on a hard-living, foul-mouthed woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT, to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister, who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know: Other people’s children are awful. D’Elia will play Sabrina, the oldest of the three kids Mickey has to care for. D’Elia, repped by Brookside Artists and UTA, next will be seen in features Ben-Hur and Viral.