EXCLUSIVE: Hannah Ware has been set to star with Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto in Agent 47, the reboot of Hitman which is fast taking shape at Fox. This was the pic that Paul Walker planned to star in before his tragic death, with Homeland star Friend taking the lead role. Aleksander Bach is directing a script by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods and Michael Finch, and Alex Young, Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh are producing with Daniel Alter exec producing. The film starts production February 24 in Berlin before moving to Singapore.
Ware most recently starred in the ABC series Betrayal and before that the Starz series Boss. She also starred alongside Josh Brolin in the Spike Lee-directed Oldboy. She’s repped by WME, Independent Talent Group, and Liebman Entertainment.
Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TCA coverage.
At today’s TCA, Hannah Ware, who plays Sara in ABC’s new drama Betrayal, said she could not speculate on what might have happened to her character in her other recent TV drama, the canceled Starz series Boss, because that show might have a new life “in some film format.”
On the panel for Betrayal, Ware said in response to a question that she believes Boss had the creative juice to last for a third year. She added that a “bad time slot” contributed to Boss’s demise after two seasons. But when pressed about how her character’s story might have evolved, she said she couldn’t reveal that because of the tentative film plans.
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But she quickly added “I don’t know” when asked for specifics, and did not confirm whether she’d been asked to reprise her Boss role of Emma Kane in a film.
Earlier in the session, the panelists — executive producers David Zabel and Lisa Zwerling, cast members Ware, Stuart Townsend, James Cromwell and Henry Thomas — spent their time defending a story line that involves an affair between two married characters (Ware’s Hanna and Townsend’s Jack). “If you embark on an affair and both of you are married it’s never going to be easy,” said Ware, apparently without irony. Read More »
UPDATED: Stuart Townsend (XIII: The Series) will play the male lead opposite Hannah Ware in ABC‘s drama pilot Betrayal. Written by David Zabel and directed by Patty Jenkins, Betrayal centers on Sara (Ware), a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with Jack (Townsend), a charming, quick-witted lawyer for a powerful family that raised him when his parents died in an accident. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband (Chris Johnson), the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved. Further complicating things is the fact that Jack is married to his boss’ daughter (Wendy Moniz).
Bess Armstrong (House Of Lies) has been cast in ABC‘s drama pilot Reckless. Written by Chris Black and directed by Martin Campbell, the thriller centers on David (Patrick Fugit) a resourceful problem solver who, when his wife Sarah (Eloise Mumford) is unjustly imprisoned during a political uprising overseas, resorts to entering a world of political intrigue, dangerous alliances and high emotional stakes in order to get her out. Armstrong, repped by David Shapira & Assoc. and Shelter Entertainment, will play Sarah’s mother.