Katharine Towne has been cast in DreamWorks’ “What Lies Beneath” as the daughter of Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Robert Zemeckis directs the supernatural murder mystery, skedded to begin lensing this month.Towne’s upcoming films include New Line’s “Town and Country” with Warren Beatty and “The Bachelor.” Additionally, she has landed the lead role in Don Roos’ NBC series, “MYOB.” Towne is repped by UTA and Sean Bryan of Elephant Walk Management.
* * *Carmine Giovinazzo will join John Ritter in the indie thriller “Terror Tract,” from co-directors Clint Hutchinson and Lance W. Dreesen. Written by Hutchinson and produced by Dreesen, Keith Resnik and Gregg L. Daniel, pic is comprised of three vignettes tied together by a real estate agent (Ritter) who can’t figure out why three of his listings are such a tough sell. Apparently, it is their blood-soaked history that is discouraging takers. Richard Mix and Steven Kaplan are exec producers. Giovinazzo can be next be seen in Universal’s upcoming “For Love of the Game” and Showtime’s “The Big Brass Ring,” in addition to starring in the new UPN sitcom “Shasta McNasty” preeming this fall. He is repped by Mitchell K. Stubbs of MKS & Associates and Michael Corbin and Jerald J. Silverhardt of MB Artists Management.
* * *Jennifer Connelly has signed on to the cast of Ed Harris’ “Pollack,” the film about the life of artist Jackson Pollack. As the artist’s last lover before his death, Connelly joins Harris, who stars, and Val Kilmer. Connelly recently wrapped Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem For a Dream” for Artisan, and will appear in Gramercy Pictures’ “Waking the Dead” opposite Billy Crudup. Her previous credits include “Inventing the Abbotts,” “Mulholland Falls,” and “The Rocketeer.” Connelly is repped by ICM.
* * *Elizabeth Rohm is joining the cast of WB’s “Angel,” the darker, more adult-themed spin-off to creator Joss Whedon’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Rohm will play a detective who teams up with Angel (David Boreanaz) on his quest in saving lost souls. Rohm is repped by Paradigm and Brillstein-Grey.