Casting Couch: Chiklis, Sisto, Electra

By Garth Franklin Friday May 27th 2005 03:55PM

"Michael Chiklis ("The Shield", "Fantastic Four") is set to join Lucy Liu in "Rise," the Sebastian Gutierrez-directed horror thriller that will shoot next month. Ghost House Pictures is mounting the project. Chiklis, who stars in FX series "The Shield," took "Rise" for his hiatus film. He'll play a haunted police detective whose daughter was killed by a strange cult..." (full details)

""Six Feet Under" thesp Jeremy Sisto is starring in Sony's "Population 436," which Michelle MacLaren will direct for producer Gavin Polone. Limp Bizkit crooner Fred Durst will also star. Shooting begins in Winnipeg in mid-June. The psychological thriller concerns an idyllic town whose population of 436 has remained unchanged for 100 years. Sent out to find the reason for this consistency, a census-taker (Sisto) finds that something much more sinister may be at hand. Script was written by Michael Kingston..." (full details)

"Carmen Electra has joined the cast of "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" for 20th Century Fox. Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy. Electra plays Levy's new wife, a former actress..." (full details)

Thanks to 'KC'.