TV Casting: Cary Elwes Joins NBC’s WONDER WOMAN; Jim Caviezel Nabs Lead in J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan Pilot PERSON OF INTEREST for CBS

     March 4, 2011


It is definitely pilot season. Casting agents are working furiously to fill out the casts of the countless TV pilots getting ready to go into production, and today two high profile projects added castmembers. Cary Elwes has joined the cast of David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot for NBC. Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) is set to star in the update which finds Diana Price balancing life as a corporate executive and a crime fighter. Deadline reports that Elwes will play the loyal and trustworthy CEO of the company she works for. Elizabeth Hurley was added to the cast yesterday as the villain (she plays the head of a rival pharmaceutical company).

Hit the jump for news on Jim Caviezel landing the lead in the J.J. Abrams/Jonah Nolan pilot Person of Interest.

jim-caviezel-imageVulture reports that Caviezel has nabbed the lead role in the high-profile CBS crime-drama pilot Person of Interest. Written/executive produced by Jonah Nolan (The Dark Knight), and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, the pilot revolves around an ex-CIA agent who teams up with a reclusive billionaire to solve crimes in New York City. Michael Emerson is set to play the billionaire, with Taraji P. Henson playing a role in the pilot as well.