Carla Gugino Replaces Christina Hendricks in Cameron Crowe's Showtime Pilot ROADIES
Following the network's original take on the Cameron Crowe project, Hendricks was recast, and work was done on the pilot's script. ROADIES will reshoot scenes to feature Gugino.
The project "follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music's UNSUNG heroes - the crew members who get the show on the road."
Gugino takes on the role of Shelli, the band's production manager - Bill's (Luke Wilson) ingenious work partner, tough, but privately emotional, married to her job... and scary-good at it. Luke Wilson (Old School, The Royal Tenenbaums), Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Rafe Spall (One Day), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Academy Award® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) were previously announced as stars of the ensemble cast.
ROADIES follows a hot-ticket tour, but with a simple twist: the band is in the background and the roadies take the spotlight. It's an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way. Oscar®winner Cameron Crowe wrote and will direct and executive produce the pilot (for a potential series). Emmy and Tony® nominee Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, Wicked, Huge), will executive produce and serve as showrunner, along with executive producers Emmy winners J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest) and Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest). Kathy Lingg (Person of Interest, Fringe) is co-executive producer. ROADIES is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Gugino has appeared in such television shows as POLITICAL ANIMALS, NEW GIRL, KAREN SISQO, and more. She has also starred in SPY KIDS, SIN CITY, and WATCHMEN. Gugino was last seen on stage in LCT3's production of Daniel Pearle's A KID LIKE JAKE.
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