Casting News: Vardalos, Sorvino, Sevigny

Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) and Paramount are teaming for the ensemble anti-romantic comedy “Leftovers”.

Vardalos will star in, write and produce along with Mike Karz and Josie Rosen. Details on the story are being kept under wraps. [Source: Variety]

TNT has cast Mira Sorvino in its new Jerry Bruckheimer-produced procedural drama “Trooper”. Sorvino will play a recently divorced state trooper with three kids.

The project previously received a pilot order from CBS, but didn’t move forward. [Source: TV Week]

Those Who Kill
Chloe Sevigny will play the female lead of newly appointed Boston P.D. homicide detective Catherine Jensen in A&E’s drama pilot “Those Who Kill”. Joe Carnahan is helming the pilot from a script by Glen Morgan.

Based on the books by Elsebeth Egholm, the series revolves around her character and a forensic profiler who both have a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. [Source: Deadline]