HBO's "Suburban Shootout" has put Judy Greer in its crosshairs, signing the actress to the lead role in the pilot.
The "Miss Guided" star will play a woman who flees the city for an easier life in suburbia, only to find that her new home is caught in a gang war between heavily armed housewives, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Suburban Shootout" is based on a series from Britain's Five (and which aired on Oxygen in this country). Michelle Ashford ("Boomtown," "John Adams") is writing the American adaptation, and Barry Sonnenfeld ("Pushing Daisies," "Men in Black") is set to direct. The cast also includes Kelly Preston, Kerri Kenney and Rachael Harris.
The show is technically in second position to "Miss Guided" for Greer, the HR says, but that's most likely a formality. "Miss Guided" producer 20th Century Fox TV has options on the cast through June, but ABC did not include the comedy in its plans for next season.
Greer's TV credits also include "Arrested Development" and "Love Monkey." She co-starred in "27 Dresses" earlier this year and has a couple of films due out in the near future: the indie comedy "Barry Munday" and "Traveling," which also stars Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times