ashley greene getty Ashley Greene, Mira Sorvino cast in TV drama pilotsPilot season has snagged a few more movie stars. Oscar winner Mira Sorvino has been cast in the leading role in the CBS drama “Trooper” while Ashley Greene is moving to “Americana.”

TV Guide is reporting that Sorvino, who won an Academy Award in 1996, will star in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced show about a mother who becomes a New York state trooper. Jay Hernandez will also star.

Greene of “Twilight” fame has signed on with the ABC pilot according to Deadline. The show is about and iconic fashion designer and his family.  Greene was recently featured in a multi-story arc on “Pan Am.”

In additional casting news, The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Sean Patrick Thomas has joined The CW pilot “The Selection.” Thomas was recently seen in “Ringer” and “Lie to Me.” The show is described as a romance set in the future where women are chosen by lottery in a competition to be the queen of a war-torn nation.

And finally Brett Butler, formerly of “Grace Under Fire,” is set to join Charlie Sheen’s new project “Anger Management.” Butler joins in a recurring role as the bartender at Charlie’s regular haunt according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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