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PILOTS: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Casts Bosley, Constance Zimmer To Star In ‘Home Game’

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Ramon Rodriguez (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) has joined ABC’s Charlie’s Angels reboot as Charlie’s liaison Bosley.The new Charlie’s Angeles, from Sony TV, Flower Films and Millar/Gough Ink, stars Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh as the trio of sexy sleuths. Rodriguez’s Bosley is described as a charming and funny guy with GQ looks and Peter Pan smile who has great hacking skills and technical knowledge and is a rock of support for the Angels and the good-natured brunt of many jokes. The character of Bosley was played by David Doyle in the original series and then Bill Murray and Bernie Mac in the two features, respectively. Rodriguez’s series credits include The Wire and Day Break. He is with UTA and the Collective.

Constance Zimmer (Entourage) is reuniting with Entourage executive producers Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson as the female lead in the Wahlberg and Levinson-produced CBS comedy pilot Home Game. The pilot, from CBS TV Studios and writers Warren Bell and Chris Nowak, is inspired by the experiences of former NFL star Mark Schlereth and centers on Mark, a retired NFL player who returns home to his wife Lisa (Zimmer) and daughters. Lisa is an attractive dynamo who has been raising their three daughters while her husband has been playing in the pros. Zimmerrepped by UTA and Sweeney Management, will star in Roger Kumble’s upcoming play Girl TalkRead More »

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Minka Kelly And Rachael Taylor Close To Angel Gigs in ABC’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor are close to putting on angel wings. The Friday Night Lights alumna and the Transformers babe are in negotiations for the remaining two Angel spots in ABC’s Charlie’s Angels pilot. They would join previously cast Annie Ilonzeh to form the new trio of sexy female sleuths – Kelly, whose character will be renamed, Ilonzeh’s Kate  and Taylor’s Abby.

Producing studio Sony Pictures TV and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films went through an exhaustive search for the 3 leads in the Charlie’s Angels series reboot. Kelly was a name the producers kept coming back to and they are now reworking the role  to tailor it to her. In the current breakdown, the character, previously named Marisa, is described as a former U.S. Marine, a weapons expert trained in all forms of hand-to-head combat and a neat freak.

Taylor’s Abby is the youngest and sassiest of the Angels, the beautiful and privileged daughter of a notorious Wall Street crook who is an expert con artist herself as well as a Krav Maga expert.

Kelly, repped by CAA and Management 360, has kept busy since leaving FNL 2 years ago. She has been recurring on NBC’s Parenthood, which is produced by the same company that produces FNL, Imagine TV. She next stars in Screen Gems’ The Roommate, which opens Feb. … Read More »

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