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Portia DeRossi, a regular on Fox’s “Ally McBeal,” has been cast alongside Teri Hatcher in the feature “Two Girls From Lemoore” for producers John Saviano and Todd Berger of Old School Pictures. DeRossi is repped by ICM and manager Joan Hyler.

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Josh Lucas, co-starring with Christian Bale in “American Psycho,” is set to join Radha Mitchell (“High Art”) and Barry Watson (“Teaching Mrs. Tingle”) in Screen Gems’ “Shearer’s Breakfast,” currently lensing in New Zealand. Lucas, who just wrapped helmer Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Weight of Water,” is repped by ICM.

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Roger Guenveur Smith, who had a supporting role in New Line’s “Final Destination,” has joined the cast of the TNT pilot “The Warden.” He’s also set to play Laertes in Campbell Scott’s take on “Hamlet,” lensing in May. Smith is repped by the Paul Kohner Agency and Steven Adams Entertainment.

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Lisa Wilcox (“Men Seeking Women”) will portray Florence Henderson in Fox’s untitled “Brady Bunch” telepic. She’s repped by the Chasin Agency’s Barry Gross.

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Dedee Pfeiffer will portray Meat Loaf’s wife in the VH1 biopic “To Hell and Back” for helmer Jim McBride (“The Big Easy”). Pfeiffer, a regular on the WB’s “For Your Love,” is repped by manager J.P. Henraux of Henraux Management.

Also bound for “Hell” is Tim Kelleher (“The Negotiator”), who’s set to play Meat Loaf’s manager. Kelleher will next be seen with Kevin Costner in helmer Roger Donaldson’s Cuban Missile Crisis drama “Thirteen Days.” He’s repped by Lisa DiSante at GVA Talent Agency and manager Jamie M. Gold at Incognito Entertainment.

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Brandon Hammond, who took home an NAACP Image Award for his performance in 1997’s “Soul Food,” is set to star in the half-hour pilot “An American Family” for the WB. He’s repped by William Morris and Alfreda Williams at Hammondtime Management.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“Passions”) will play Scott Bakula’s daughter in the Fox pilot “Father Can’t Cope.” She’s repped by Stephen Rice of Diverse Talent Group, and managers Greg Weiss, Peter Kluge and Brett Donowho of Intrigue Entertainment.

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Cristen Coppen and Geoff Stults have landed series regular roles in the NBC pilot “Just Married.” Coppen is repped by Jamie Persky of Meridian and Darren Goldberg of Propaganda Management. Stults is repped by Mara Santino at Kazarian, Spencer & Associates and Greg Edwards at GEM Management.

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Wendell Pierce (NBC’s “Third Watch”) is set to join Damon Wayans in the ABC pilot “My Wife and Kids.” He’s repped by Writers and Artists.

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