Carrie-Anne Moss Joins CBS' Untitled Nicholas Pileggi Project
The CBS Las Vegas period drama centered on the life of Sheriff Ralph Lamb has cast its leading lady, and it will be Carrie-Anne Moss. The untitled project comes from Goodfellas writer Nicholas Pileggi and has been one of the high profile pilots this season. Casting has only added to the interest in this one – if only it had a name.
According to Deadline, Carrie-Anne Moss will play Katherine O’Connell, a local girl who grew up on a cattle ranch and is new to the D.A.’s office. She’ll star opposite Dennis Quaid in the role of Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a rodeo cowboy who becomes the Sheriff of Las Vegas, and Michael Chiklis, who has come on board as a Las Vegas representative of the Chicago mob, Johnny Savino. While the mob attempts to run Vegas, Sheriff Lamb attempts to keep law and order in Sin City. Last I heard Quaid and Chiklis were still in negotiatons for the project but since they’re now being credited as co-executive producers it seems it’s a done deal. That makes for a pretty strong cast backed by a writer who knows his stuff when it comes to Las Vegas and the mob.
Moss, who is best known for The Matrix movies, recently finished up an arc on the final season of Chuck, her first TV series role since the 90s when she appeared on F/X among others. She’s also got several films in post-production, so we could be seeing a lot more of her soon if this pilot goes to series.
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