Daniel Wagner’s BiFrost Pictures Boards Paul Bettany’s ‘Shelter’

By | Wednesday August 21, 2013 @ 12:48pm PDT

BiFrost Pictures Shelter Paul BettanyEXCLUSIVE: Newly launched BiFrost Pictures has come aboard to produce and finance Shelter, Paul Bettany‘s upcoming directorial debut. Bettany also wrote the NYC-set feature which is set to star Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie. Filming starts later this year in the Manhattan area with Robert Ogden Barnum, Katie Mustard and Bettany producing alongside BiFrost’s Daniel Wagner. Cassian Elwes, Aimee Sheih, Melanie Greene, Dana Brown, and Clay Floren are executive producers. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but Voltage Pictures will take the project to Toronto next month repping international rights while Elwes and UTA rep domestic rights. “It’s my intention to surround myself with hugely talented people and then claim all the credit. I have great actors, great producers and a great city to shoot in- plus I’m hoping to keep alive the time-honored tradition sacred to directors and seduce my leading actress,” said Bettany. Read More »

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JJ Abrams/Mark Schwahn’s CW Pilot ‘Shelter’ Finds Its Lead

By | Friday March 30, 2012 @ 1:12pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After an extensive search, the last pilot lead this season has been cast. Zachary Abel (Make It Or Brake It) has landed the lead role in the CW’s Mark Schwahn/J.J. Abrams drama pilot Shelter. Also cast in the Warner … Read More »

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David Lyons In JJ Abrams/Eric Kripke Pilot, NeNe Leakes In ‘New Normal’, More Castings

By | Monday March 26, 2012 @ 5:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The Cape star David Lyons has been cast in the JJ Abrams/Eric Kripke NBC drama pilot, directed by Jon Favreau, about a group of survivors in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist. He will play the charismatic Marine Bass, a role which became vacant after Billy Burke, who was originally cast in the role, was just promoted to play the lead Miles. Burke’s deal for that has now closed. Also cast in the pilot is Maria Howell in the supporting role of the regal and fiercely intelligent Grace.

Trent Ford (The Vampire Diaries) has been cast in a supporting role in another Abrams-produced drama pilot, the CW’s Shelter, set at an historic New England summer resort. Ford, repped by Global Artists Agency and Luber Roklin, will play Tyler Green, a former British rock star staying in the penthouse at the Shelter Bay Inn.

NeNe Leakes, who has been recurring on the current season of Glee as rival cheerleading coach Roz Washington, is re-teaming with Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy on his NBC comedy pilot The New Normal, about a blended family of a gay couple and their surrogate. On the project, co-created by Ali Adler, The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star NeNe will play the heavily recurring role of Rocky. She is with The Collective and attorney Darrell Miller. Read More »

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Jaime Pressly Joins NBC Pilot ‘Bad Girls’, CW’s ‘Shelter’ Adds Duo

By | Friday March 23, 2012 @ 8:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: I Hate My Teenage Daughter star Jaime Pressly is making a dramatic turn with a co-starring role in NBC’s drama pilot Bad Girls. Adapted from the long-running UK series, the John Wells/Warner Bros. TV project follows the ins and … Read More »

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CW’s ‘Shelter’ Books First Cast Member As Quintet Of Actors Join Broadcast Pilots

By | Monday March 12, 2012 @ 5:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Elizabeth Henstridge ShelterNewcomer Elizabeth Henstridge has become the first cast member in the CW’s Mark Schwahn/J.J. Abrams drama pilot Shelter. Produced by Warner Bros TV, Shelter is set at a historic New England summer resort where the new and returning … Read More »

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CW Picks Up 3 More Drama Pilots, Including J.J. Abrams & Mark Schwahn’s ‘Shelter’

By | Tuesday January 31, 2012 @ 12:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The CW today gave the green light to three more drama pilots: J.J. Abrams and Mark Schwahn’s Shelter; Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain’s The Selection; and Bert Royal’s Joey Dakota, which has Mark Harmon executive producing. That brings the total number of hourlong pilots picked up at the CW this year to … Read More »

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