Casting: Lowe, Connolly, Baccarin, Liboiron

Beautiful and Twisted
Rob Lowe, Candice Bergen and Paz Vega have joined the cast of the Miami-set Lifetime true story telemovie “Beautiful and Twisted”. Lowe plays Ben Novack Jr., the millionaire heir to the Fountainebleau Miami Beach hotel fortune who is found brutally murdered.

Police ultimately untangled the sex, lies and payback behind Ben’s marriage to his wife and former stripper Narcy (Vega), whom they identify as the prime suspect. Bergen will portray Ben’s mother. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Whispers
Kristen Connolly (“House of Cards”) will replace Brianna Brown (“True Blood”) as the partner of “Revenge” actor Barry Sloane’s character in the upcoming midseason series “The Whispers” on ABC.

The story chronicles a race against the clock to defeat an unseen enemy out to destroy the world by using the most unlikely and unsuspecting inhabitants on the planet: the children. Lily Rabe, Milo Ventimiglia, Derek Webster and Kylie Rogers also star. [Source: TV Line]

Morena Baccarin (“Homeland”) has joined the cast of Jason Axinn’s indie animated horror thriller “Malevolent” alongside Ray Wise and Bill Moseley. Dani Lennon plays a young woman who must defeat her wealthy and dying industrialist father (Wise) in order to save herself and her siblings.

Baccarin is the Gamemaster, an otherworldly entity who entraps hapless humans into diabolical conflicts while her species gambles on the outcome. Currently in production, a 2015 release is being targeted. [Source: Heat Vision]

Burning Bodhi
Landon Liboiron (“Hemlock Grove”), Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”), Cody Horn (“Magic Mike”), Virginia Madsen (“Sideways”) and Sasha Pieterse (“Pretty Little Liars”) are set to star in Matthew McDuffie’s indie drama “Burning Bodhi”. Filming begins in Albuquerque this week.

Liboiron plays a young man heads back to his hometown in New Mexico following his high school best friend’s death. He soon realises he has to iron out his many issues with friends and family, both past and present. [Source: THR]

Michaela McManus (“Awake”), David Meunier (“Justified”) and Chris Sheffield (“The Last Ship”) have joined the cast of NBC’s thirteen episode, 1960s set Charles Manson drama “Aquarius”.

David Duchovny plays a Los Angeles police sergeant investigating a then-unknown young cult leader named Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony). McManus will recur as his ex-girlfriend whose daughter has gone missing. Meunier plays a menacing biker who serves as Manson’s enforcer. [Source: The Live Feed]