EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Lucas has been tapped as the lead in the CW drama pilot Cult. The project, from writer Rockne S. O’Bannon, Warner Bros. TV and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, centers on Skye (Lucas), an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult who, after a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating crimes seen on the program in real life. This marks Lucas’ return to the CW where she co-starred on Melrose Place and recurred on 90210. Her feature credits include Cloverfield and last year’s Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.
Noureen DeWulf (Hawthorne) has landed a regular role on Charlie Sheen’s comedy series Anger Management. On the Lionsgate TV-produced series, which has an initial 10-episode order from FX, Sheen portrays Charlie, a former baseball player with anger issues who winds up as an unconventional anger management therapist. DeWulf will play one of the members of his therapy group, a spoiled rich girl who was sent to a court-appointed anger management classes after shooting her boyfriend who cheated on her.