Brittany Snow has been cast in the lead role of the untitled Fox drama pilot from Annie Weisman and Jason Katims based on the Australian series “Sisters,” Variety has learned.
In the Fox project, only child Julia Bechley (Snow) has her life turned upside down when it’s revealed that her father, a pioneering Nobel Prize-winning fertility doctor, used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children over the course of his career. Reeling from this explosive revelation, Julia discovers two new sisters — her former best friend and an ex-Olympic athlete. Against all odds, the women attempt to form an untraditional family and lean on each other as they grapple with their own identity crises.
Snow is known for starring in the hit “Pitch Perfect” film franchise. Her other film roles include “Prom Night,” “Hairspray,” and “John Tucker Must Die.” Her past television roles include “American Dreams,” “Nip/Tuck,” and “Guiding Light.”
She is repped by Gersh, Principal Entertainment, and Ziffren Brittenham.
The original “Sisters” series, produced Endemol Shine Australia, was created by Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks. Annie Weisman will write and executive produce the pilot. Jason Katims, Banks, Jeni Mulein, and Sharon Levy will also executive produce. Leslye Headland will direct the pilot and executive produce. Universal Television will produce in association with Endemol Shine North America.
Brittany Snow is engaged to boyfriend Tyler Stanaland, with the actress announcing the happy news on Instagram on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
“A couple weeks ago, I said ‘YES’ about a million times to the man of my wildest & most beautiful dreams,” she wrote. “After celebrating with friends and family, we wanted to let a few more friends (you guys) know… this happened. I’m still pinching myself and thanking my lucky stars for the truest feeling I’ve ever felt. Thank you @tylerstanaland for the happiest day of my life & for not proposing in this creepy empty restaurant.”
Stanaland posted on his own Instagram account about the engagement.
“A few weeks ago, I asked @brittanysnow one of the most important questions I may ever ask,” he began. “Forever? Luckily she said yes and we’ve spent the last little while celebrating the old fashioned way, together and with close friends and family. I don’t know how I got so lucky and I don’t know that I really understood what love is until you. Everything changed when we met. You are the most beautiful, intelligent, thoughtful, caring, incredible human and I couldn’t be more excited to do life with you. Here’s to forever and making our wildest dreams come true. Love you to the moon and back.”
Brittany Snow, one of the stars of Pitch Perfect, is in final negotiations to join Gina Rodriguez in Someone Great, a romantic comedy that Jennifer Kaytin Robinson is helming for Netflix.
Written by Robinson, Someone Great centers on a woman (Rodriguez) who, after a heart-wrenching breakup, decides to seek adventure in New York City with her two best friends before she moves across the country for her dream job.
Snow will play one of the best friends on the Big Apple trip.
Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson of Feigco are producing the movie, as are Anthony Bregman and Peter Cron of Likely Story. Rodriguez is also producing via her shingle I Can and I Will Productions.
Someone Great is due to start shooting in early April.
Snow just wrapped production on Milkshake, a short film starring Anna Camp and Shree Crooks which Snow wrote, directed and produced. The project, also produced by Constanza Castro and Domenica Castro, tells the story of a daughter searching for her mother’s approval and validation.
Snow, repped by WME, Principal Entertainment and attorney P.J. Shapiro, has starred in all three Pitch Perfect movies, which have grossed over $585 million worldwide.
New movie role for Brittany:
Veteran camera operator Patrick O’Brien, who has worked in the business for the past 25 years, is making his feature film directing debut with the dramatic thriller Stripped, with Charlie Cox (Daredevil, The Theory of Everything) and Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect) attached to star. The film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Erik Howsam of di Bonaventura Pictures and O’Brien in partnership with Vancouver-based Lighthouse Pictures. Written by Matthew O’Brien, the story follows Will Hickey (Cox), a married professional who becomes increasingly obsessed with a high-priced escort leading him down a dark path of deception and murder. Snow plays Will’s wife, Penny. The project is slated to begin production in Vancouver this fall.
Looks like Brittany has landed a new movie role:
Pitch Perfect songbird Brittany Snow has lined up a potentially treacherous New York journey before the Barden Bellas reunite for a third outing.
The actress has boarded XYZ Films and Bullett Pictures’ Dave Bautista action vehicle Bushwick, replacing Suburgatory and Evil Dead reboot star Jane Levy, who was cast in March.
Snow will play a young woman who finds her neighborhood in Brooklyn under attack, with New York being used as a negotiation tool as Texas tries to secede from the U.S.
Bautista, fresh from the recent record-breaking bow of Spectre in the U.K., will star as a war vet who helps her cross the five blocks of Bushwick — littered with looters, local militias, invading forces and one crazy cousin — to get home and be reunited with her grandmother.
Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, who wrote the story for Bushwick, will direct from a screenplay by Nick Damici and Graham Reznik. XYZ’s co-founder Nate Bolotin will serve as producer alongside Bullett’s Adam Folk and Joseph Mensch of Mensch Productions. Bautista and Jonathan Meisner are exec producing with Todd Brown and Nick Spicer of XYZ.
XYZ is shopping the project to international buyers at the AFM and co-repping with WME Global for U.S. sales.
Bushwick is set to start shooting in New York next month.
Snow is managed by Gotham/Principal and represented by WME and attorney P.J. Shapiro. Bautista is represented by Gersh, manager Jonathan Meisner and attorney Jay Rosenthal. Murnion and Milott are represented by Verve and managed by PYE.
Johnny Simmons is heading up the cast of Kevin Pollak’s The Late Bloomer, which has begun filming in Los Angeles.
Pollak is making his directorial debut on the feature, written by by Joe Nussbaum, Paul A. Kaplan and Mark Torgove, and by Kyle Cooper and Austyn Jeffs from the book Man Made: A Memoir of My Body, by journalist Ken Baker.
The book recounts Baker’s real-life experience dealing with a tumor that affected his hormonal system, preventing him from entirely going through puberty until age 27. In the feature inspired by the book, Simmons will play a sex therapist who undergoes puberty in the course of just a few weeks once a tumor is discovered and treated. His parents are played by Maria Bello and J.K. Simmons. He works in an office headed by Jane Lynch. His various friends are played by Beck Bennett, Kumail Nanjiani and Blake Cooper. And the woman he ends up pursuing is played by Brittany Snow. The cast also includes Paul Wesley, Ken Marino, Ileana Douglas, Charlotte McKinney, Vanessa Ragland and Leonora Crichlow.
Heidi Jo Markel of Eclectic Pictures and Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel of Ineffable Pictures are producing, with Conor Charles as co-producer.
Brittany Snow and Erin Andrews will be this year’s co-hosts of the 2015 CMT Music Awards!
Andrews, who is also a co-host of Dancing With the Stars in addition to her work with Fox NFL Sunday, couldn’t be more excited to co-host the fan-driven event. “Being a huge fan of country music, the CMT Music Awards are one of my favorite events of the season,” said Andrews in a statement.
“I cannot wait to be around all the talented artists and bands and look forward to being a part of such a great event.”
Pitch Perfect 2 star Snow, who can also be seen on the big screen opposite William H. Macy in Dial a Prayer, echoed Andrews’ sentiments about hosting the annual music awards show. “As a longtime fan of CMT and the CMT Music Awards, I’m thrilled to join Erin in hosting what’s sure to be one of the most memorable musical nights of the year,” she said in a statement.
The show will air live from Nashville on June 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.