Michael O’Keefe (“Ghosts of Mississippi”) has joined Leelee Sobieski and Rita Wilson in the Columbia Pictures thriller “The Glass House.” He just wrapped helmer Sean Penn’s “The Pledge” with Jack Nicholson and Robin Wright Penn, as well as the indie “Just One Night” with Seymour Cassel and Timothy Hutton. O’Keefe is repped by Paradigm.
Also moving into “The Glass House” is thesp Trevor Morgan (“The Sixth Sense”). He’s repped by Paradigm and manager Jo An Kincaid.
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Veteran thesp Dabney Coleman (“You’ve Got Mail,” “Stuart Little”) will join Camryn Manheim in the cast of the modern-day “Cyrano de Bergerac” tale “The Last Laugh” for ABC. Coleman recently co-starred with musician Dave Matthews in his acting debut, a new feature adaptation of Wilson Rawls’ novel “Where the Red Fern Grows.” Coleman is repped by UTA and manager Michael Black.
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Another musician-cum-thesp, Electra recording artist Vitamin C (a.k.a. Colleen Fitzpatrick), and Jennifer Esposito (“Summer of Sam”) have joined Christopher Plummer in Dimension Films’ “Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000.” C is repped by ICM, and Esposito is repped by UTA.
Also on board for “Dracula 2000” is Brit thesp Jonny Lee Miller (“Trainspotting”), who’s repped by IFA talent agency.
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Melissa DeSousa, who recently received an NAACP Image Award nom for her supporting role in filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee’s “The Best Man,” has signed to join Sandra Bullock in Castle Rock’s “Miss Congeniality.” DeSousa, who’s also a cast member of Darren Starr’s new Fox series “The Street,” is repped by Paradigm and Sheree Cohen of Envision Entertainment.
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Thesp Boyd Kestner (“G.I. Jane”) will reteam with helmer Ridley Scott for Universal’s “Silence of the Lambs” sequel “Hannibal,” as an FBI agent with a romantic link to Julianne Moore’s Clarice Starling. Anthony Hopkins is back in the title role. Kestner, who just wrapped the indie “Snakeskin” with Melanie Lynskey (“Heavenly Creatures”) is repped by Paradigm.
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Newcomer Marieh Delfino is following in sister Majandra’s (“Roswell”) footsteps, landing a series regular role on the Peter Engel/NBC pilot “Alicia and the Belmont Band.” She’s repped by Paul Kohner Inc. and managers Reid Strathearn and Beth Cannon of Envision Entertainment.
— Cynthia Loggia