We knew Bones actor Andrew Leeds was good at playing a slimeball killer on Fox’s hit drama, but apparently, he has a writing bone in his body, as well. The actor and writer will be putting together a script for a pilot based on the Young Adult novel Confessions of a Backup Dancer, and if you're guessing that sounds like something the CW would be interested in, you would be correct.
The book follows teen Kelly Kimball, who spends one summer break working as a backup dancer for a fictional famous pop star. Instead of following Kimball’s tell-all journey, the pilot will follow a male filmmaker who documents all of the incendiary drama going on backstage. I’m guessing there will be teen sex, a little misbehavior, and probably some eating disorder thrown in for good measure. However, the show is also expected to feature a love story between the documentary director and one of the backup dancers. It’s not exactly the type of stuff you’d expect from a guy who recently played a horrifying villain, but I guess that’s the mark of a good actor.
According to TV Line, Leeds will work with his writing partner, David Lampson, on the project, which will be produced by Alloy Entertainment (similar to Gossip Girl). Leeds does have some writing background, but his credits, Rex is not You Lawyer and Stephen’s Life didn’t make it to series. Hopefully, he’ll have a little more luck with the CW’s one-hour drama pilot.
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