Marvel is mum as usual, but I hear they have tapped Krysten Ritter for the lead in the company’s straight-to-series drama Jessica Image (3) colter__140131153008-150×150.png for post 674655Jones. Ritter was one of five actresses who tested for the role. I hear it came down to her and Teresa Palmer, with both doing chemistry reads with The Following‘s Mike Colter, believed to be the choice for male lead Luke Cage.
Spearheaded by Melissa Rosenberg, the 13-episode drama — the second in a four-series Netflix-Marvel deal — centers on Jessica Jones, a superhero suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.
Ritter comes from a similar comedy background as Chris Pratt, the star of the latest Marvel hit superhero franchise, Guardians Of The Galaxy. While she recently did several comedy pilots and series, including cult ABC show Don’t Trust The B—-, Ritter also had a role on the dark AMC drama Breaking Bad. She will next be seen in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes. Ritter is repped by WME, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management and manager Kyle Luker as well as attorney Dave Feldman.
Krysten Ritter, of Breaking Bad and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 fame, is officially returning to television. NBC picked up her comedy Mission Control, in which she’ll star as a female engineer facing some old-fashioned sexism in the male-dominated 1960s space program. The show, produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, is expected to have their signature Anchorman vibe.
It’s been a very long time since we’ve added pictures. Sorry about that, we are going to work on getting back on track. I’ve added some very recent appearance pictures of Krysten @ the QVC 5th Annual Red Carpet Style Event and the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. She looks beautiful! Previews and gallery links are below:
She’ll also be credited as a producer on the single-camera entry from exec producer Will Ferrell.
Krysten Ritter is ready to go to the moon for NBC.
The Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 alum is near a deal to play the starring role in the network’s period space comedy Mission Control, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The workplace ensemble comedy, from executive producer Will Ferrell, is set in 1962 and in the tone of Anchorman. The single-camera comedy examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon.
Ritter will star as Mary, the tough girl and head engineer who leads the Apollo team at Mission Control at the NASA Manned Space Center (in 1965). She’s a woman in a man’s world who is super-smart, brisk without being brusque and immensely capable without losing her feminine appeal. When Tom Stone is brought in to add balance to Mission Control, Mary sees it as a sexist attempt to undercut everything she has done.
avid Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will pen the script and executive produce the Universal Television comedy alongside Gary Sanchez Productions’ Adam McKay and Ferrell. Ritter will also be credited as a producer on the comedy. She joins a cast that also includes Malcolm Barrett and Jonathan Slavin.
Ritter’s credits include Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, Search Party, Listen Up Philip, Asthma and Rob Thomas’ upcoming Veronica Mars feature film, reprising her role from the TV series. She’s repped by WME, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management and Bloom Hergott.