Talent Moves

May 6, 2002  •  Post A Comment

Hamish Linklater and John Carroll Lynch have joined the cast of “Live From Baghdad,” an HBO original movie. Mr. Lynch is repped by Writers & Artists. Mr. Linklater is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates. … Sydney Tamiia Poitier will star as the title character in UPN comedy pilot “Abby Newton.” Sean O’Bryan will play the love interest of Ms. Poitier’s character. … Steve Braun, Lizzy Caplan, Bret Harrison and Brooke Dorsay have been cast in lead roles in the telefilm “Everybody’s Doing It” for MTV. Bill Bannerman is producer. … Brad Garrett will star in CBS’s Jackie Gleason biopic, tentatively titled “The Great One.” Howard Deutch will direct the telefilm. Rick Podell and Michael Preminger are the writers, and Barbara Lieberman is executive producer. … Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close will star in Showtime’s remake of the movie “The Lion in Winter.” The film is being co-produced by Hallmark Productions and Flying Freehold Productions. Mr. Stewart will executive produce with Wendy Neuss Stewart, Robert Halmi Sr. and Robert Poll. … Terry Farrell and Adrian Pasdar have been cast in the Lifetime original movie tentatively titled “Losing It.” Graeme Clifford is directing. The script is by Susanna Styron and Bridget Terry. Hearst Entertainment is producing. Ms. Farrell is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates. Mr. Pasdar is repped by ICM.
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