Jake Lacy, who got his break as one of the leads on the ABC comedy Better With You, has landed the third lead opposite Becki Newton and Scott Foley in The Goodwin Games, Fox’s single-camera comedy from the How I Met Your Mother trio of Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris. The 20th TV-produced project revolves around three siblings (Newton, Foley, Lacy) who reconnect after the death of their father when he leaves them his fortune — but only if they agree to his terms. Lacey plays the youngest Goodwin sibling Jimmy, a scruffy petty thief who is has just gotten out of jail – yet again. Peyton Reed is directing.
Caitlin Fitzgerald has joined Showtime’s drama pilot Masters Of Sex. The project, written by Michelle Ashford and directed by John Madden, is an adaptation of Thomas Maier’s book. It chronicles the lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), whose research touched off the sexual revolution. ICM-repped Fitzgerald will play the third wheel in their relationship, Masters’ wife Libby Masters. She was recently seen in the feature Newlyweds and did an arc on Gossip Girl.
Sex And The City alum David Eigenberg has been cast in the NBC drama pilot Chicago Fire. On Wolf Films/Universal TV’s action-driven drama about the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department, Eigenberg will play a veteran firefighter who just lost his home to foreclosure and is now forced to move in with his in-laws. For Eigenberg, repped by The Kohner Agency and Framework Entertainment, this marks the first series regular gig since Sex And The City.
Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) has joined ABC/ABC Studios’ drama pilot Beauty And The Beast, a fantasy re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale wherein an embattled princess, Grace, discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast, Shiro (Darius Campbell), a mercenary bodyguard. Abraham will play Emperor Dorian’s chancellor, a wise and trusted but duplicitous man of state.
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