Rake alumna Bojana Novakovic has booked a recurring role in Showtime dramedy Shameless. She will play Bianca, a 31-year-old doctor who has just discovered she has stage 4 cancer. Having spent the last ten years of her life focused on med school, internship and residency, she is now angry that she hasn’t lived much with the weight of her ambition and familial expectations. Frank (William H. Macy) meets her just after she’s discovered her diagnosis and becomes her tour guide for sordid living. Novakovic played the lead in ABC pilot Agatha, and her feature The Little Death premiered last week at the Toronto Film Festival. She’s repped by CAA, Management 360, Lisa Mann Creative Management in Australia and attorney Bob Wallerstein.

Rami Malek 1Rami Malek has landed the lead in USA drama pilot Mr. Robot. Malek will play Elliot, a young programmer who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. Sam Esmail (Comet) wrote and executive produces, along with Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (True Detective) and Chad Hamilton (Breakup At A Wedding). Malek is repped by WME and Loeb & Loeb.