Hope Davis To Co-Star In ‘The Ordained’, Tone Bell Joins ‘To My Future Assistant’


Hope Davis (In Treatment) has been tapped for CBS‘ drama pilot The Ordained, executive produced by Frank Marshall. Directed by RJ Cutler from a script by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Ordained centers on Tom Reilly (Charlie Cox), the son of a Kennedy-esque family who leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer at a top New York firm to prevent his politician sister Packy (Davis) from being assassinated. Packy is a first-term mayor of New York City who’s just announced her bid for re-election — big of heart, loud of mouth, spine of iron. Davis recently recurred on HBO’s The Newsroom. 

Whitney co-star Tone Bell has been cast in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot To My Future Assistant. Written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Kreamer and directed by Peyton Reed, Assistant revolves around the assistants at a big New York law firm who band together as a family to help each other cope with the obnoxious overbearing bosses who test their sanity on a daily basis. Bell, repped by Black Box Management and Innovative, plays the regular role of Davis, a confident, Harvard-educated attorney who has just joined the firm. For Bell, the casting is in second position to NBC’s Whitney, whose fate has not been determined, and he is billed as a guest star on the Fox pilot with a series option.

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