Joseph Lawrence (“American Dreams”) will play the “I” in ABC’s sitcom pilot “I Married Sofia,” while John Rhys-Davies (“The Lord of the Rings”) has scored a recurring role in the limited-run NBC thriller “Revelations.”
Also, two more cast members have joined ABC’s untitled comedy pilot starring standup comedian Earthquake.
Lawrence will play Tony in the tentatively titled “I Married Sofia,” which comes from Touchstone and DDJ Prods.
Project stars Latin American sensation Sofia Vergara as a single Latina mom from Colombia who, in order to stay in the U.S., finds an American businessman (Lawrence) and pays him to marry her.
Besides “American Dreams,” Lawrence’s recent TV credits include this season’s WB laffer “Run of the House,” as well as comedies “Brotherly Love” and “Blossom.” He also appeared in the feature “Urban Legends: Final Cut.”
“I Married Sofia” is exec produced by Don Reo, Damon Wayans and Jeff Sagansky.
Meanwhile, Rhys-Davies will play Lampley in “Revelations,” recurring as a wheelchair-bound genius and Harvard professor emeritus. Lampley works closely with Bill Pullman’s character, a physicist who partners with a nun to try to stop the predictions in the Book of Revelations from becoming true.
Besides appearing in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Rhys-Davies was in the TV longform “Helen of Troy.” He’ll next appear in feature “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.”
“Revelations” comes from Pariah TV; David Seltzer and Gavin Polone exec produce.
As for the Earthquake crew, Tami Anderson (“MacArthur Park”) will play Debbie, while Steven Walsh will appear as Junior.
The Touchstone/Tollin-Robbins project stars comedian Earthquake as a family man struggling to raise four kids with his wife. Les Firestein, David Himelfarb, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola and David Goldman exec produce.
In other castings, Conor Dubin (“Wannabes”) has joined the cast of CBS’ untitled Aisha Tyler project in the role of Dave Gerrity.
Project, from Bill Martin, Mike Schiff, Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, is produced by Warner Bros. TV and Is or Isn’t Entertainment.