Casting: Heigl, Lewis, Hurt, Rambin, Treadaway

Doubt
Katherine Heigl and her former “Grey’s Anatomy” executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater are teaming for the re-tooled CBS drama pilot “Doubt”. Heigl replaces KaDee Strickland in the role.

Heigl will play a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets romantically involved with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Dule Hill, Laverne Cox, Kobi Libii, Elliott Gould and Dreama Walker also star. [Source: THR]

Happy Valley
Matthew Lewis (“Harry Potter”), Shirley Henderson (“Filth”), Kevin Doyle (“Downton Abbey”), Katherine Kelly (“Mr. Selfridge”), Julie Hesmondhalgh (“Coronation Street”) and Amelia Bullmore (“Scott & Bailey”) have joined the cast of the second season of the BBC’s acclaimed drama “Happy Valley” which begins shooting this week.

Sarah Lancashire and James Norton return for the follow-up to the dark West Yorkshire-set cop drama in which Catherine suspects there might be another serial killer on the loose and makes a gruesome discovery that will have shocking repercussions for her and her family. [Source: Deadline]

Trial
William Hurt will co-star with Billy Bob Thornton in David E. Kelley’s Amazon Studios series “Trial”. Thornton plays a once-respectable lawyer who was ousted from the high-profile firm he co-founded.

His professional life is turned upside down when a young lawyer, who has just been fired from his old firm, brings a wrongful death case that pits him against the head of Thornton’s former firm, Attorney Donald Cooper (Hurt). Olivia Thirlby also stars. [Source: Variety]

Boy in the Woods
Leven Rambin (“True Detective,” “The Hunger Games”) has joined the cast of Ramaa Mosley’s indie drama “Boy in the Woods”. Mosley co-wrote the script with Tim Macy.

The story revolves around an army veteran (Rambin) who returns home to the Ozarks and finds an abandoned young boy in the woods. As she searches for answers about the kid’s identity, she discovers a mysterious world of folklore, clan rules and lies. [Source: Variety]

A Street Cat Named Bob
Luke Treadaway (“Clash of the Titans”) will join Ruta Gedmintas in the adaptation of James Bowen’s best-selling novel “A Street Cat Named Bob”. Roger Spottiswoode helms from a script by Tim John.

The story follows a busker and recovering drug addict who had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. A seven week shoot begins in the UK from late October. [Source: Screen]