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Gallagher, DeMornay tabbed for Fox pilots

Strickland added to ABC's 'Lawyer'

Peter Gallagher will go to “O.C.,” and Rebecca DeMornay is heading “Home,” as pilot casting season gets rolling this week.

Meanwhile, KaDee Strickland (“Girl, Interrupted”) has joined ABC/Touchstone’s “The Street Lawyer,” which is based on the John Grisham novel of the same name.

Gallagher will portray an idealistic public defender in McG and Josh Schwartz’s Fox drama pilot “The O.C.,” from Warner Bros. TV and Wonderland Prods. The project revolves around a street-smart teen who winds up in the high-class society of Orange County, Calif.

Thesp, who is repped by CAA and Anonymous, will next be seen in New Line feature “How to Deal.”

DeMornay (“The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”), who is repped by William Morris Agency, will play the character Liz in Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman’s “No Place Like Home,” also for Fox.

The drama pilot, from Sony Pictures TV, centers on two teenagers who marry and try to create the stable family environment they never had. DeMornay’s Liz, whose husband is in prison for a white-collar crime, is mother to the teen bride.

Strickland, who is repped by Don Buchwald & Assoc. and managed by Tobie Haggerty & Vince Cirrincione, will portray the girlfriend to “Street Lawyer’s” main character, who has not yet been cast. That project centers on a star attorney who leaves the glamour to become a lawyer for the people. Strickland will next be seen in an upcoming Woody Allen feature.

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