Heroes alumna Ali Larter is set for a leading role opposite Kylie Bunbury and Mark-Paul Gosselaar in Fox’s drama pilot Pitch. Larter, who will play sports agent Amelia Slater, replaces Elisabeth Shue who was originally cast in the role. The decision came after the pilot’s table read and followed creative changes made to the Amelia character over the past week. Upon seeing the character’s evolution, with the final version of Amelia different from the woman she signed on to play, I hear Shue asked out, and she and the producers parted ways amicably.

Fox logo horizontalWritten by Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer and directed by Paris Barclay, Pitch follows Ginny (Bunbury), a young female pitcher who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues. Larter’s Amelia Slater is an agent not to be trifled with – Ginny’s personal protector and pseudo big sister.

Singer and Fogelman executive produce with Barclay, Tony Bill and Helen Bartlett for 20th Century Fox TV.

This marks Larter’s return to 20th TV where she recently co-starred on the first season of the studio’s TNT drama Legends. She is repped by WME.