Actor Cam Gigandet (Burlesque) has landed one of the leads in the TNT Western drama pilot Gateway aka Tin Star.
The action/adventure project from Bruce C. McKenna and Danny Cannon received a cast-contingent pilot order last month. Set in the Colorado town of the same name in the 1880s, Gateway tells the story of three brothers who step in to save their town when their father, the sheriff, is murdered. Which pits them against a corrupt cattle baron determined to make the town his own. Gigandet, whose casting does not lift the contingency on the Warner Horizon-produced project, will play one of the brothers, Jake.
Gigandet, repped by WME and Luber Roklin, recently wrapped the Joel Schumacher-directed Trespass opposite Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman.
First off: Gateway is a better title then Tin Star but Tin Star does sound more countryish.
Second: I have liked some of the movies Cam has been in. Easy A was a very funny movie and his part was entertaining, Priest I actually liked despite what some of my friends told me about it and Burlesque was a guilty pleasure.
I will watch the pilot at least to give it a chance. What about you all?