EXCLUSIVE: Thor‘s Jaimie Alexander has joined Ryan Murphy‘s HBO pilot Open as a series regular. Additionally, Alexander is in negotiations to topline the indie Money Is Money with Luke Bracey. Open, which Murphy co-wrote with Lauren Gussis, is described as a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships. It revolves around five central characters played by Michelle Monaghan, Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Anna Torv and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Alexander will play Claire, the postpartum-suffering, pill-popping Stepford wife of Evan (Bentley). Alexander was a finalist for the new female lead role on Fox/20th TV’s 24: Live Another Day that went to Yvonne Strahovski, but the studio loved her, leading to her casting in Open, from 20th TV’s cable division Fox 21. Alexander probably is best known for playing Sif in Marvel’s Thor movie franchise, a role she will be reprising in an upcoming episode of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She next will be seen in London Fields opposite Billy Bob Thornton. Money Is Money, directed by Gela Babluani and produced by Hubert Caillard and Rachael Horovitz, starts production in March in Detroit. Alexander is repped by Mosaic, WME and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
‘The Architect’ Adds Eric McCormack; Jaimie Alexander Joins ‘London Fields’; Dawn Olivieri To Lead ‘To Whom It May Concern’
EXCLUSIVE: Eric McCormack is set to star in indie The Architect for Parker Film Company, produced by Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. He’ll play Colin, who with wife Drew (Parker Posey) enlists the visionary modern architect Miles Moss (James Frain) to build their new home. As Drew is swept away by the artist’s sweeping creative vision, neither she nor her practical husband notice he’s building his dream house, not theirs. Catherine di Napoli and Jonathan Parker wrote the pic and Parker will direct. The duo will also produce alongside Ulrich. Filming begins in October in Washington state. Meanwhile, McCormack will return as series star to TNT’s Perception for a third season in 2014. He’s repped by ICM Partners.
Thor actress Jaimie Alexander is joining the cast of London Fields. Billy Bob Thornton, Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess, and Theo James are already cast. The adaptation of Martin Amis’ 1989 novel follows an American writer in London (Thornton) who’s had writer’s block for two decades and is now terminally ill. Alexander will play “Hope.” The black comedy murder-mystery is helmed by Matthew Cullen and adapted by Roberta Hanley and Amis. Filming begins this month in London. Alexander returns to the Marvel fold in sequel Thor 2 this November. She’s repped by Mosaic, WME, and attorney Lev Ginsburg….
Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor) have signed with Mosaic‘s David Fleming and Tory Howard for management. Blackburn has been on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars since the end of its first season playing the role of Caleb Rivers and is set to topline Liars‘ upcoming spinoff Ravenswood premiering in October. Blackburn is also represented by Gersh, Viewpoint PR and attorneys Cindy Gesner and Jamie Feldman. Alexander earned a cult following for playing the warrior Sif in Thor and will reprise her role in Thor: The Dark World out this November. She broke out playing Jessi on Kyle XY, recurred on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie and was also the female lead opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand. She is also represented by WME, Pinnacle PR and attorney Lev Ginsburg.