EXCLUSIVE: Nikki Reed is filling out her post-Twilight dance card with a quirky indie project. The Sam Raimi-produced pic follows a young man (Fran Kranz) who discovers his dead cat was leading a double life with another owner. Reed will play Greta opposite Kranz, while J.K. Simmons and Greg Kinnear are also attached to star. Gillian Greene, who’s married to Raimi, makes her directorial debut with the dark comedy. Molly Hassell is also producing. Christian Magalhaes and Robert Snow’s script made the Black List in 2010.
Reed starred as vampire Rosalie Hale in Summit’s Twilight films after earning an Indie Spirit award for her debut turn in Thirteen. She’ll next be seen in Dito Montiel’s Empire State and the Joss Whedon-produced In Your Eyes. She’s repped by Paradigm, Thruline and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
Discovery Communications and Hasbro have poached Disney Channel/Disney XD executive Nikki Reed as head of programming for their joint venture, rival children’s cable network The Hub, which is looking to expand into live-action programming. Reed, named SVP Programming & Development for The Hub, replaces Donna Ebbs, who served as the first programming chief for The Hub since its October 2010 launch. Ebbs is now transitioning to a consultant and executive producer role. “Our goal is to utilize my relationships with writers, producers and talent to grow The Hub’s existing slate of programming and enhance it with more live-action series,” said Reed, who reports to The Hub president and CEO Margaret Loesch. Hub’s current lineup is dominated by animated shows, while Reed’s background is in primarily live-action programing. For the past three years, she was VP Original Series, overseeing live-action development for Disney Channel and Disney XD where she developed Jessie, Austin And Ally, Dog With A Blog, Lab Rats, and Crash & Bernstein. Read More »
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