Gillian Vigman (Hangover) has landed the female lead in Fox’s comedy pilot Little Brother. The project, written by Mike Royce and directed by Shawn Levy, centers on Tim (John Stamos) former rocker, now running a music store with his wife Katie (Vigman). Tim is stunned to learn that he’s got a half-brother (T.J. Miller) who happens to be a career criminal out on parole and ready to move in. Vigman, repped by APA and Brillsein Entertainment, has been recurring on ABC’s Suburgatory and Fox’s New Girl.
Joel Gretsch (V) has joined Lifetime’s original movie Of Two Minds. The film chronicles the relationship between a woman (Kristin Davis) and her younger sister (Tammy Blanchard), who has schizophrenia. Gretsch, repped by APA and Mosaic, will play Davis’ husband. Jim O’Hanlon is directing from a script by Richard Friedenber.
Gillian Vigman and Dan Bakkedahl have joined Jim Jefferies and Peter O’Fallon’s FX comedy pilot presentation Legit. Directed by Peter O’Fallon, Legit centers Jim (Jefferies), a misanthrope trying to go legit. Former Daily Show correspondent Bakkedahl, repped by Paradigm and Principal, will play Jim’s world-weary, floundering, divorced roommate. Vigman, repped by APA and Brillstein, will play a funny and smart Harvard-trained psychiatrist forced to diffuse Jim’s endless advances. The actress, best known for her role in The Hangover franchise, has been recurring on ABC’s Suburgatory and Fox’s New Girl.
Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to the Dane Cook-starring drama Answers to Nothing and will release it nationally on Dec. 2. The film follows interweaving stories set in Los Angeles against the backdrop of a child kidnapping. Matthew Leutwyler (The River Why) directs and co-wrote the script with Gillian Vigman based on his original story. Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz, Barbara Hershey and Zach Gilford co-star. Ambush Entertainment’s Amanda Marshall produced with Sim Sarna; Ambush’s money arm Cold Iron Pictures financed. Howard Cohen negotiated the rights deal on behalf of Roadside and Greg Bernstein on behalf of Ambush.