may not have made the cut for ABC's 2008-2009 season schedule but that doesn't it mean it's over for lead star Judy Greer
. According to The Hollywood Reporter
, the 32-year-old actress has just been tapped to play the lead role in HBO's half-hour pilot Suburban Shootout
Based on a series from Britain's Five, Suburban Shootout
puts the Miss Guided
actress in a dark comedy where she plays a woman who escapes the city for suburban bliss. Unfortunately, she finds out that her new home is caught in a gang war between homicidal armed wives vying for control of the idyllic town.
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Serving as director to the HBO pilot is Barry Sonnenfeld, who is credited for his work on Pushing Daisies
and Men in Black
. Michelle Ashford of Boomtown
and John Adams
, on the other hand, is writing the American adaptation.
Joining the Miss Guided
actress in the pilot is Kelly Preston. The former model turned actress and wife of John Travolta is known for her roles in For Love of the Game
, Sky High
and Death Sentence
. Most recently, she has guest starred on television series like Medium
and Fat Actress
Also included in the cast is Kerri Kenney. Aside from playing Deputy Trudy Wiegel on Reno 911
, Kenney also does voice work for the animated TV series Kim Possible
. In addition to Suburban Shootout
, she has two upcoming movies, including Little Big Men
and All About Steve
Rounding up the cast is Rachael Harris
. This actress is best known for her role on the series Notes from the Underbelly
as Cooper. She has also appeared on shows like Hollywood Residential, Reno 911
, where she appeared as Megan Kupowski in the “crossover” episode called “Two and a Half Deaths.” Just like Kenney, Harris has an upcoming movie entitled The Soloist
, a biopic starring Robert Downey Jr.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
(Image courtesy of ABC)