Actress Lauren Holly has been tapped to star in Seattle-based filmmaker Nicholas Gyeney’s indie Ultra Low. The drama centers on the lives of an independent filmmaking team as they struggle to break down the doors of Hollywood. Yuji Okumoto (The Karate Kid: Part II) has also been cast. Gyeney is producing under his production banner Mirror Images LTD and shooting is slated to begin next month. Holly recently played Dr. Betty Rogers for four seasons on ABC’s Motive. Her other credits include N.C.I.S, Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday and Picket Fences. She is repped by Mavrick Artists Agency.
Mollee Gray, who appeared in Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie and its sequel, has joined the Curtis Graham-directed indie The Favorite from Greyhouse Films. It centers on Benjamin, who believes his strained relationship with his father will be resolved by becoming a professional MMA fighter. His perception of his father’s favoritism changes through an important lesson on the power of love and God. Gray will play Ashley, Benjamin’s girlfriend who is injured in a serious car accident. Luke Bernard wrote the screenplay that was inspired by the events of his own life, and he is producing alongside his father Daniel Bernard. Gray is repped by Paradigm and Strong Management.