John Cho (Star Trek Into Darkness) is set as the male lead opposite Karen Gillan in ABC/Warner Bros TV single-camera comedy pilot Selfie, written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Julie Anne Robinson. It centers on Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), a self-obsessed, twentysomething who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. Cho will play Henry, a self-assured marketing expert who decides to “re-market” his co-worker Eliza (Gillan), a social media star with a bad reputation. Cho, repped by UTA and Morris Yorn Barnes, will next be seen in Star Trek 3. Other credits include Total Recall and the Harold & Kumar franchise.
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Justin Baldoni (My Last Days) has booked the male lead in the 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. Baldoni plays Rafael,a former playboy whose life is at a crossroads. When he finds out his sperm has been mistakenly used on the wrong woman, he is forced to reexamine everything. He is with Gotham Principal and law firm Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.
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