Mar 1, 2012

Tradecraft: Saxon Sharbino is the New Face of Teen Spies

Sorry, Richard Grieco. It's just not your month. First, Jonah Hill takes over 21 Jump Street, and now Fox has anointed a new face of teenage spydom. Deadline reports that relative newcomer Saxon Sharbino (I Spit on Your Grave) has been cast in the lead role of the network's still untitled Karyn Usher teen spy drama. According to the trade blog, Sharbino will play Jane Forsythe, "the orphaned [teenage] daughter of a CIA operative who encounters a mysterious rogue agent who serves as her surrogate father and professional mentor in the spy world" in the La Femme Nikita-meets-The Professional-sounding show. As previously reported, Brett Ratner is attached to direct. Judging by Sharbino's picture, I'd hazard that the network might have seen Hanna and decided they wanted a Soirise Ronan type. Personally, I love the teen spy subgenre, and I'm rooting for this pilot. However, I have a feeling Fox might not pick up two new spy dramas, meaning it's probably competing with The Asset for a slot on their Fall schedule. If so, may the best spy win...

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