Bridgette Wilson, now onscreen in Independent Artists’ “Love Stinks,” joins star Minnie Driver in the beauty pageant-themed, “Beautiful.” Wilson will play acontestant. The Destination release marks the helming debut of actress Sally Field.
Wilson will next appear in TriStar’s “The Suburbans” opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ben Stiller and in WB’s “House on Haunted Hill” with Geoffrey Rush. Other film credits include “Billy Madison” and 1997’s “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” She is repped by the Gersh Agency and Brillstein-Grey.
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Tony Award-winner Frank Wood is leaving the Broadway show “Side Man” to join the cast of “Thirteen Days” starring Kevin Costner and directed by Roger Donaldson.
Wood received a featured actor statue this year for his perf in the jazz-themed legiter. His other film credits include the upcoming “Pollock.” Wood’s deal was brokered by Jinny Raymond of Judy Schoen & Associates.
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Fox 2000’s “Navy Diver” has added David Keith (“An Officer and a Gentleman”) to the cast. Keith will play a navy general who supports Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character in his fight to become a search and rescue swimmer. Keith will next appear in Universal’s upcoming “U-571” starring Matthew McConaughey.
His deal was brokered by Sarah Clossey and Norman Aladjem of Writers and Artists Agency.
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Sally Kirkland has signed on for a recurring role in WB’s “Felicity.” Kirkland will play a professor and mentor to the returning co-ed. The veteran actress will also do a guest-starring turn on Kevin Williamson’s twentysomething drama “Wasteland” for ABC. Kirkland last appeared in Universal’s “EdTV” opposite Matthew McConaughey and Jenna Elfman. She is repped by Michael Greene of Greene & Associates.
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Kathleen Turner is set to star in “Cinderella: The Movie,” a live-action telepic produced by Projector Productions and the U.K.’s Channel Four.
Turner will play Cinderella’s evil stepmother, Claudette. Also starring are Marcella Plunkett of the BBC’s “Falling for a Dancer,” Leslie Phillips (“Out of Africa”) and Katrin Cartlidge (“Naked”). The story was adapted by Nick Dear and the project’s helmer is Beeban Kidron.
Channel Four’s TV distribution arm holds exclusive rights everywhere except the U.K.
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Willie Garson (“There’s Something About Mary”) has joined the cast of ABC’s Partridge family vidpic “Come on Get Happy.” Meanwhile, Garson will continue his recurring role as a talent agent and confidante to Sarah Jessica Parker’s character on HBO’s “Sex and the City.” His feature credits include 1996’s “The Rock” and 1994’s “Speechless.” He will next be seen in the indie sports drama “Play It to the Bone” starring Woody Harrelson, Antonio Banderas and Lolita Davidovich.
He is repped by Chris Schmidt of Writers and Artists Agency.
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Patrick Fabian (“Sour Grapes”) has joined Jennifer Love Hewitt and Johnathon Schaech in Fox’s “Party of Five” spinoff, “Time of Your Life.” He also continues his recurring role on NBC’s “Providence.” He is repped by Don Spradlin and Chris Schmidt of Writers and Artists.
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Brendan Fletcher will join Sarah Polley and Diane Ladd in John Greyson’s “The Law of Enclosures,” a love story based on the novel by Dale Peck. The Pluck Inc./Buffalo Gal Pictures co-production will be released by Alliance/Atlantis. Fletcher, who is starring in three films preeming at the Toronto Film Festival (“Roller Coaster,” “Five Senses” and “My Father’s Angel”) has also appeared in this summer’s “Jimmy Zip” and 1997’s “Air Bud.” He is repped by Seven Summits Pictures and Management.