British actress Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) is set as the lead in CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices. Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) is directing the pilot, from Mad Love creator Matt Tarses and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.Written by Tarses, Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices centers on Hanna Royce (Eve), who has made some interesting choices throughout her life – namely, having three different kids with three different men – but all have led her to having a very unique, loving, blended family.
Eve’s Hanna is a pretty, smart, outspoken nurse who tends to leap before she looks. Even though she’s a bit of a “train wreck,” she’s the glue that holds her messy family together and she’s about to start making better choices. James Earl plays J.L., the well-meaning, disorganized father of Hannah’s son.
Sony Pictures TV is co-producing with CBS TV Studios. Tarses executive produces with Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Fiona Clark. Pink recently directed an episode of the Kaplan-produced Netflix dark comedy series Santa Clarita Diet.
This marks the first major role on American television for Eve, who appeared in an episode of Netflix’s anthology Black Mirror, directed by Joe Wright. She recently wrapped the feature film Replicas, opposite Keanu Reeves. Eve is repped by Untitled Entertainment, CAA and Independent Talent.
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Alice Eve, Emile Hirsch, and Vanessa Hudgens join The Pre-Nup
It was announced today that Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, Men in Black 3, Sex and the City 2), Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Speed Racer), Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch, Spring Breakers), David Koechner (Anchorman 1& 2) and rising comedy star Sebastian Maniscalco will star in the romantic comedy The Pre-Nup from writer/director Jonathan Lynn (My Cousin Vinny, The Whole Nine Yards).
Eve, Emile, Vanessa, David and Sebastian join Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Notting Hill) in the Jeanna Polley (The Politician’s Wife, Laws of Attraction) produced film, which is expected to start shooting in June in the UK.
In the film, Zac (Hirsch) is a well-to-do American investment banker, who couldn’t be more thrilled when he gets engaged to Alice (Eve), a British ex-pat and aspiring novelist. But as soon as the happy news trickles down to his friends and family, trouble flares up. Zac’s father is a former rock star and notorious womanizer who pays more alimony than most lawyers in Beverly Hills put together. With this in mind, he insists that Zac have Alice sign a pre-nup, or he’ll cut Zac off from his multi-million dollar trust fund. Zac struggles with his decision, but ultimately bends to his father’s wishes and asks Alice to sign it. Alice is offended, believing that a pre-nup insults the very sanctity of their marriage, and her magistrate father (Bonneville) couldn’t agree more. But Alice proves that she’s no pushover by coming at Zac with demands of her own. And so the games begin… because if Zac is going to make Alice sign a pre-nup, she’s going to negotiate every detail of their life together!