Rising Australian actress Sarah Snook has entered the pilot season fray and come out with being cast in ABC drama pilot “Clementine,” according to Deadline. She’ll play the title role and David Strathairn was recently cast to play her father.
“Clementine” comes from Mark Gordon, who’s shepherded such shows as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Army Wives” to successful series runs. Snook’s titular 28 year old woman is a psychic who “sees her life begin to change in unexpected ways when she decides to stop running from her past.” There had reportedly been high interest in Snook before the pilot was even greenlit, and while producers saw a ton of girls from all over the world, Snook came out on top in the end. “Clementine” was her very first screen test during this year’s pilot season.
It’s not surprising to hear of Snook being snapped up quickly since no less than David Fincher clearly saw something in the unknown Aussie actress, who was one of the five finalists for Lisbeth Salander in his “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Snook appeared opposite Emily Browning in “Sleeping Beauty” and has wrapped horror indie “Jessabelle” opposite Mark Webber, as well as thriller “Predestination” opposite Ethan Hawke and Australian indie “These Final Hours.”