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Talent moves

Feb 18, 2002  •  Post A Comment

Donnie Wahlberg has signed to play one of the lead characters in the cop drama pilot “Boomtown” for NBC. Mykelti Williamson has also signed on as a cast member. Graham Yost will serve as writer/executive producer. Jon Avnet will produce. … David E. Kelley has committed to develop a drama series for Fox and 20th Century Fox Television. Mr. Kelley is repped by Endeavor and attorney Michael Gendler. … Mel Harris will star in NBC Studios’ “St. George” drama pilot for NBC. … Maggie Lawson has signed on to play the lead role in a Nancy Drew-themed pilot by Touchstone Television for NBC. James Frawly will direct. … David Paymer and Peter Fonda will star in a two-hour drama pilot for ABC in which Mr. Fonda will play the president of the United States. … Josh Brolin has signed on to star in “Mister Sterling,” a drama pilot for NBC from Studios USA and NBC Studios. Lawrence O’Donnell will serve as writer and executive producer. Mr. Brolin is repped by WMA and Industry Entertainment.
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