November 5, 2013 | Posted by Araceli Roach
in Television, TV Casting
Wes Ramsey, Riley Smith, Yaani King, Christopher Backus and Christopher Baker have all joined “Six Feet Under” co-star Lauren Ambrose in Lifetime’s two-hour backdoor pilot “Deliverance Creek,” according to Deadline.
It centers on Belle Barlowe (Ambrose) who after attempting to defend her brother Jasper (Backus) and the family’s land during the Civil War is pushed into becoming an outlaw by the corrupt bank that runs their town. In her quest to survive by any means necessary, she’ll go up against Deputy Nate Cooper (Ramsey), one of the few men left in Deliverance, Missouri to uphold the law, while at the same time trying to avoid old flame Toby (Smith) who left her to marry a man she didn’t love. The town is also home to a few other lost souls, including Kessiah “Kessie” Washington (King), a quick-witted plantation slave with a desperate plan to save her family from slavery, and Cyril Balfour (Baker), a sadistic and scarred renegade.
Ramsey recurred as Wyatt Halliwell on hit series “Charmed” and as Dave Benton on “CSI: Miami.” Former “90210″ alum Smith will next appear in episodes 7 and 8 of “Beauty and the Beast” as ‘The Bombmaker,’ a hired assassin with a specialty in explosives and a vengeance against beasts such as Vincent. King played Neely Lloyd on “Saving Grace” for two seasons and recently guest-starred on “Mad Men.” Backus is best known for the thriller “Elevator,” and Baker starred in “Sanctum.”
May 17, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
British actress Emma Rigby and Aussie actor Rhys Wakefield have joined the cast of romantic drama remake “Endless Love”, according to The Wrap. Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde play the leads originated by Martin Hewitt and Brooke Shields in the 1981 original film, and “The Hunger Games”‘ Dayo Okeniyi, Bruce Greenwood and Robert Patrick also have supporting roles. Shana Feste is directing.
Wilde and Pettyfer play a pair of high school students who fall deeply in love and whose intense relationship puts her parents on edge. When they are forced to break up until the end of high school, Pettyfer’s character sets an ill-fated plan into motion to appear as a hero in front of them to win back their favor, leading to tragic consequences. Okeniyi plays the role of Pettyfer’s daredevil best friend, while Wakefield will play Wilde’s older brother, who struggles to live up to the legacy of their older brother, who passed away. No word on who Rigby plays.
Wakefield starred on famed Aussie soap “Home and Away” and James Cameron’s “Sanctum.” He’ll soon be seen in home invasion thriller “The Purge.” Ribgy starred on British soap “Hollyoaks” and plays the Red Queen in ABC series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”, which was just picked up to series.
February 14, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Australian actor Rhys Wakefield has joined the cast of “Vigilandia”, according to Deadline. Ethan Hawke and “Game of Thrones”‘ Lena Heady had been cast earlier in the sci-fi thriller that began shooting yesterday in Los Angeles. Not much is known about the micro budget thriller, except that it’s futuristic and will be brought to us by writer-director James DeMonaco, and producers Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form of Platinum Dunes, the shingle behind recent horror remakes “Friday the 13th” and “A Nightmare on Elm St.”
Wakefield is a veteran of famous Aussie starmking soap “Neighbours” and recently appeared in James Cameron’s “Sanctum.” His upcoming projects include indies like recent Sundance premiere “Nobody Walks” with John Krasinski and Olivia Thirlby, and “The Philosophers” with fellow risings stars Sophie Lowe, George Blagden and “Harry Potter”‘s Bonnie Wright.