Victoria Justice Lands Lead Role on MTV’s ‘Eye Candy’ Pilot

The former “Victorious” actress steps into Catherine Hardwicke’s drama project


Ex-Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice is making a bid to return to television on “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke’s MTV thriller project.

The former “Victorious” actress will play Lindy on “Eye Candy,” the drama project based on the R.L. Stine novel.

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Lindy is a tech genius whose roommate has convinced her to start online dating. But, Lindy begins to suspect that something isn’t right with one of her suitors. Suspecting him of being a deadly cyber stalker, Lindy teams with friends and cyber-police to find that there’s a potential serial killer on the loose in Manhattan. Even worse, he fits the description of one of Lindy’s online dates. She’ll partner with the online hackers to bring him and other deadly criminals to justice.

Victoria Justice is exactly someone we want to be in business with,” MTV programming president Susanne Daniels said. “Not only does she resonate with our audience, she has a huge fan base and is extremely talented. We are very lucky to have her.”

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Produced by Blumhouse Productions, Hardwicke and Emmy Grinwis will executive produce alongside Jason Blum (“Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious,” “Sinister,” “The Purge”), Yvonne Bernard and Beth Elise Hawk. Grinwis wrote the pilot, which Hardwicke will direct.