"Almost Famous" star Patrick Fugit has signed on for the ABC drama pilot "Reckless."
Fugit will play the lead role of David, whose wife is imprisoned during a political uprising overseas. When the U.S. government stymies his efforts to secure her release in the name of diplomacy, David pursues less-than-legal solutions, crafting an elaborate scheme to topple a brutal dictator.
The pilot, inspired by real events, is being written by Chris Black and executive-produced by Martin Campbell for ABC Studios.
In addition to the Fugit casting, child "Bless Me, Ultima" actor Luke Ganalon has been cast in ABC's untitled John Leguizamo comedy pilot.
Co-created by and starring Leguizamo, the pilot is based on the actor's life as a husband and father who feels like a fish out of water on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Balancing his life of privilege with friends from back home in the Bronx and relatives trying to keep Leguizamo grounded to his Latin roots, he also worries that his kids are becoming spoiled.
Ganalon will play Toby in the pilot, which is being executive produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Jeff Goldenberg.