Jackson Rathbone Aims For McG's Teen Spy Series Aim High
Ace Showbiz reports that McG's high school spy web series we first heard about a few months ago, Aim High, has been cast. The Twilight Saga's Jackson Rathbone (who actually might have been the best thing about the Twilight movie that my sister forced me to see, though I was sad to learn he's not actually related to Basil) stars as student spy Nick Green. According to the website, "Nick is one of the US government's 64 trained teenage operatives and just blew a hit he had on a Russian mercenary named Boris the Bear (Clancy Brown). He's juggling the ripple effects of that with his secret love for Amanda Miles (Friday Night Lights' Aimee Teegarden). The girl takes the chance to flirt with him but problem is, she's got a jealous and overprotective boyfriend (Jonathan McDaniel) who just so happens to be the swim team captain." I love the convergence of the spy and teen soap genres! This sounds great to me. Lost's Rebecca Mader and Ally McBeal's Greg Germann play two of the school's faculty members. While this "digital series" will debut online in 2011, WB also has plans to compile all the episodes into a feature film and release that on DVD.