Coming off his directorial debut on Sundance pic Hits, David Cross has been tapped as a guest star on Fox‘s half-hour pilot Dead Boss, from WBTV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. An adaptation of the BBC3 series created by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh, Dead Boss is a comedic mystery that finds overachiever Helen Stephens (Jane Krakowski), who is wrongfully convicted of murdering her boss and is forced to rely on her train wreck of a sister to prove her innocence. Cross will play Derek Bridges, the narcissistic, credit-stealing, misogynistic “dead boss”. He is with UTA, BEP and attorney Harris Hartman.
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Ravenswood alum Britne Oldford is set as a series regular on ABC’s Richard LaGravenese drama pilot. In the vein of Dangerous Liaisons, the untitled project is set in New York and revolves around the love and rivalry between two equally matched, powerful socialites — Philip Fitzgerald Julien (Rufus Sewell) and Margot Worth Cole (Melissa Cole) — who play out their obsessive attraction and seduction of each other through their manipulation of others. Gersh-repped Oldford will play Cecelia, the No. 1 fashion model/cover girl in the world who is publicly, and in truth, a virgin, yet is portrayed in every photo shoot as sexual and unattainable. She’s engaged to marry Anderson Cole, who’s three decades older.
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Switched At Birth alum Ivonne Coll has landed a series regular role on CW‘s drama pilot Jane The Virgin. Based on the successful Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen, Jane The Virgin centers on Jane (Gina Rodriguez), a hardworking religious girl who, due to a series of outrageous events, is accidentally artificially inseminated. DBA-repped Coll will play Alba, Jane’s 60-ish doting grandmother who teaches her at an early age the importance of staying pure until marriage. We later learn that Alba has been harboring a lifelong secret.
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