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Pilot casting: Laura Innes goes to “The Event”

Laurainnes "ER" alum Laura Innes has RSVP'd for "The Event."

Thesp has been cast in the drama pilot described as a thriller with an unusual storytelling device employing multiple POVs to unravel the story of a conspiracy. Jason Ritter stars as a regular Joe who gets caught up in the larger conspiracy. Innes' role was originally written for a man, but reconceived after Innes impressed.

"Event," from Universal Media Studios, was written by Nick Wauters ("The 4400") and is exec produced by Steve Stark. Jeff Reiner, of "Friday Night Lights" fame, is set to direct.

— Cynthia Littleton

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