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Anjelica Huston, Marcia Gay Harden Join Pilots and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 7th 2011 11:00AM
Anjelica Huston, Marcia Gay Harden Join Pilots and More Casting NewsEven more movie stars are headed to television.

Anjelica Huston has signed on for NBC's musical drama 'Smash.' According to Entertainment Weekly, Huston will play a "shrewd, dry, smart, cynical New York City theatre producer."

The show is based on an idea from Steven Spielberg and follows the creation of a Broadway show from the early stages to opening night.

Debra Messing, Katherine McPhee and Jack Davenport also headline the cast.

Huston was last seen on TV doing a guest arc on 'Medium.'

In other casting news ...

Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden will star in ABC's 'Smothered.' Harden will star as the overbearing mother of Zach, Kyle Howard's character. [Deadline]

Chris Egan has been cast as a young, hot 'Poe.' The 'Kings' star will play the title role in ABC's period-drama about Edgar Allan Poe as a detective. [TVLine]

'Greek' star Andrew J. West has signed to star opposite Jean Smart in NBC's untitled Dan Goor pilot. West will play Adam, a doctor who joins his family's medical practice. [Deadline]

Jesse Bradford will star opposite Bonnie Somerville in ABC's 'Other People's Kids.' Bradford recently starred in NBC's short-lived 'Outlaw.' [TVLine]

Kevin Frazier is leaving 'Entertainment Tonight' to co-host 'The Insider.' Chris Jacobs is leaving the spot for an 'Entertainment Tonight' correspondent gig. [Deadline]

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