ABC Buys Las Vegas Drama From Martin Campbell, Legal Show From Jonathan Shapiro, Betsy Borns & Matt Gross

Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is set to direct and executive produce a drama project for ABC and ABC Studios. Written/exec producer by Chris Downey (Leverage) and co-created/exec produced by Apollo Robbins (The Gentleman Thief), the untitled drama centers on Alice Jones, an FBI forensic psychiatrist, who teams up with Vincent Smith, a brilliant pickpocket-turned-Las Vegas magician, to catch bad guys living it up in Vegas in elaborate stings. Each week, Vince and Alice are ably assisted Ocean’s Eleven-style, by a rogue’s gallery of Sin City hustler, card cheats and showgirls. Downey and Robbins are repped by CAA and Jaimie Afifi; Campbell is with CAA and Walter Teller and Ken Richman.

ABC has put in development The Law Of Attraction, a legal drama written-executive produced by veteran TV writers, married couple Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice) and Betsy Borns (All of Us), in their first collaboration. It follows a beautiful, upper class, brilliant woman who is forced to practice law with a charismatic, lower class tough guy in a reluctant partnership to save her father’s powerful Boston law firm. Matt Gross (Body of Proof) is executive producing through his ABC Studios-based Gross Entertainment. Borns and Shapiro are repped by CAA and Jeanne Newman; Gross is with ICM Partners.

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