Lost alumna Tania Raymonde is in final negotiations and Jesse Lee Soffer (The Mob Doctor) is set for the leads in Dirty Little Secret: The Jodi Arias Story, Lifetime‘s original movie about the tragic couple. Directed by Jace Alexander from a script by Richard Blaney and Gregory Small, Dirty Little Secret tells the story of 32-year-old photographer Arias (Raymonde), who is standing trial for the 2008 murder of her boyfriend Alexander (Soffer), accused of stabbing him 27 times, slitting his throat and shooting him in the head in his apartment. She has pleaded not guilty, contending that she killed Alexander in self-defense. After 2 1/2 months of testimony, the defense in the case rested yesterday. The trail has drawn national attention and given its own nightly series by HLN, HLN After Dark: The Jodi Arias Trial. According to the breakdown for Dirty Little Secrets, Arias is described as a single-minded, head-strong, quick-tempered and jealous to the extreme woman who is hell-bent on emotionally suffocating and controlling Alexander, a handsome young Mormon and motivational speaker who soon falls prey. Filming starts right away in Los Angeles.
EXCLUSIVE: Jesse Lee Soffer (Fox’s The Mob Doctor) has landed the lead in NBC’s drama pilot Hatfields & McCoys, a modern-day take on the infamous feud executive produced by Charlize Theron. Written by John Glenn and directed by Michael Mayer, the project is set in present day Pittsburgh. A startling death re-ignites the feud between these two legendary families, unleashing decades of resentment. Soffer, repped by Innovative and The Collective, plays Patrick McCoy, the steady, fair-minded prodigal son of the McCoy family who returns home after years away. When his father is gunned down shortly thereafter and all evidence points to the Hatfields, Patrick finds himself at the breaking point, and he vows to destroy the Hatfields.
3rd Rock From The Sun alum French Stewart is returning to multi-camera comedy with a regular role in Chuck Lorre’s CBS comedy pilot Mom. The project, which Lorre co-wrote with Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker, stars Anna Faris as Christy, a newly sober single mom who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley. Stewart, repped by Innovative and manager J.C. Robbins, will play Chef Rudy, the hot-tempered chef of an upscale Napa Valley restaurant.