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Sarah Shahi has been added to the cast of Johnny Martin’s crime thriller Hangman alongside Al Pacino, Karl Urban, and Brittany Snow. The film follows a homicide detective (Pacino) who teams up with a criminal profiler (Urban) to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children’s game Hangman. Shahi will play police Captain Lisa Watson. Patriot Pictures and Union Patriot Capital Management’s Michael Mendelsohn produces with Cheyenne Enterprises’ Arnold Rifkin. Union Patriot Capital is also financing the project. Etchie Stroh is exe producing. Shahi’s credits include Fairly Legal, Person of Interest, Ray Donovan, and The Sopranos. She is repped by CAA, McKeon/Myones Entertainment, and Meyer & Downs.
Nancy Drew is not returning to television … for now.
On Monday, CBS announced it will not be moving forward with the new project Drew, featuring a grown-up Nancy Drew. News of the dropped pilot led to a Deadline reported that the series tested well but skewed “too female” at early screenings.
Sarah Shahi, who plays the lead character in the pilot, took to Twitter after hearing the news and thanked fans for their support, but also addressed the report about her show being “too female.”
“Some things are just not meant to be, but nice to know it tested well…,” Shahi, 36, posted on her Twitter. “Thank you for the [love]. I believe we need strong female role models. She def could have been one.”
CBS has passed on drama pilot Drew, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, with producers CBS Television Studios now shopping the drama elsewhere.
Described as a contemporary take on the character from the iconic Nancy Drew book series, CBS’ drama pilot focused on Nancy (Person of Interest’s Sarah Shahi), now in her 30s and a detective for the NYPD where she investigated and solved crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.
CBS has found its 21st century Nancy Drew: Sarah Shahi has landed the lead role in the procedural drama pilot.
The Person of Interest actress will play a grown-up version of the teen sleuth in the network’s contemporary take on the iconic character from the book series.
The pitch: “Now in her 30s, Nancy is a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.”