TV Casting: Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots Set for Showtime’s ‘Roadies,’ Maggie Siff Joins ‘Billions’

TV Casting: Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots
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Luke Wilson and Imogen Poots are set to star in Showtime’s hourlong comedy pilot “Roadies,” from Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams.

The Warner Bros. TV project revolves around a rock band on a large-scale tour as seen from the perspective of the road crew. Wilson (pictured) plays a newly sober tour manager. Poots plays an electrical technician with questionable people skills.

Also cast in the pilot are Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Whale Rider”), Peter Cambor (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) and Rafe Spall (“Prometheus”).

Crowe wrote “Roadies” and is set to direct and exec produce with J.J. Abrams and Winnie Holzman, who will serve as showrunner. Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk also exec produces with Kathy Lingg as co-exec producer.

There’s no word yet on shoot dates or a location for the pilot.

In other casting news:

“Sons of Anarchy” alum Maggie Siff has been cast in Showtime drama pilot “Billions.” From Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, the show is a fictional drama that takes a forensic look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures — the hard charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis). Siff will play the central character of Wendy Rhoades, the wife of U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti). After graduating at the top of her medical school class and training as a psychiatrist, she is now a highly in demand performance coach who works with some of the most powerful and influential figures in the world of high finance.

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  1. Roadie sound like it will be great. I wait to see how the character will be interested to see how the character will change over the episode.

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