"The Walking Dead," Frank Darabont’s zombie drama picked up by AMC, has cast an actress who was in "The Shield" to play the role of a member of a survivor group, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
The actress is Laurie Holden had another role in an earlier Darabont project, playing Amanda in "The Mist," a horror movie released in 2007 that was based on a Stephen King novella. In "The Walking Dead," she’ll play a character who’s handy with a sniper rifle and who falls in love with an older man. Steven Yeun has been added to play the role of Glenn.
In other casting news, Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva reports that Kristin Lehman is close to being tapped for a regular role in AMC’s drama pilot "The Killing," while Oscar-nominated Chazz Palminteri has been cast in TNT’s drama series "Rizzoli & Isles," playing the father of one of the characters. http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/kristin-lehman-boards-amcs-the-killing-chazz-palminteri-joins-tnts-rizzoli-isles/