ANGEL’s Lightning Lass, Alexa Davalos, Is The Female Lead In Frank Darabont’s Cops-And-Gangsters L.A. NOIR Pilot!!
Alexa Davalos, who memorably restored the title character’s heartbeat on Joss Whedon’s vampire detective series “Angel,” has landed the female lead in Frank Darabont’s period cops-and-gangsters pilot “L.A. Noir.”
The series is about the associates and pursuers of 1940s Hollywood gangster Mickey Cohen (still uncast for the pilot, but played in “Bugsy” by Harvey Keitel). It’s based on John Buntin’s “L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America’s Most Seductive City.”
Davalos will star in “Noir” as Jasmine, a hottie with baggage, opposite Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes”), Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead”) and Neal McDonough (“Justified”).
Darabont, writer-director of period prison dramas “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Green Mile” as well as “The Mist,” masterminded AMC’s “Walking Dead” series until he was fired last summer.
Darabont first worked with Davalos on “The Mist,” in which she was cast as grocery store clerk Sally. She played Kyra in “The Chronicles of Riddick” and Andromeda in “Clash of the Titans.”
On the fourth season of “Angel,” Davalos recurred as sexy Gwen Raiden, who could subdue foes and romantic conquests aliike with her lightning powers.
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March 16, 2012, 4:37 a.m. CST
First and really looking forward to this show
March 16, 2012, 5:16 a.m. CST
she needs to get a tan
March 16, 2012, 5:35 a.m. CST
by rakesh patel
though those angel eps were 10 years ago! She was in the mist. good to see darabont keeping track and employing those people he's worked with before. loyalty it seems pays off with this man.
March 16, 2012, 5:58 a.m. CST
Also, what with Darabont's involvement, and my love for James Ellroys's LA Quartet (which includes LA Confidential and The Black Dahlia) I'm REALLY looking forward to this.
March 16, 2012, 6:33 a.m. CST
Nothing to see here...
March 16, 2012, 8:43 a.m. CST
March 16, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST
like Kate, definitely feel like Gwen's character was a missed opportunity on Angel. I liked when she returned in the comics.
March 16, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST
by Michael Lunney
March 16, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST
Kate and Gwen should've been utilized more in Angel. Missed the comics, though. -- I loved her character on Chronicles, though I don't think they should have made Jack as pretty, since she wasn't in Pitch Black. No offense to that other actress.
March 16, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST
March 16, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST
March 16, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST
but Gwen was a shit character in bad episodes, so it was difficult to accurately gauge if she's any good as an actress.
March 16, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST
Since he's been in every one of Darabont's films
March 16, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST
That's bigger news than this lovely lass being cast in it. Hopefully he learned something about TV pacing and will knock this one out of the park.
March 16, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST
Yeah, yeah...I know it's not based on the game.
March 16, 2012, 10:29 p.m. CST
Shame she's not up to your standards, huh? -Namaste-
March 17, 2012, 12:39 a.m. CST
by Queefer Sutherland
And she can vamp it up (not an Angel reference) really well. She'll be great in the show. It's so sad she has no idea how much she wants me.
March 17, 2012, 2:58 a.m. CST
Yeah, I love this chick. totally watching this show now for sure.
March 17, 2012, 5:09 a.m. CST
She was also in that show Reunion. I liked that show a lot, and she was pretty hot in it as was Amanda Righetti.
March 17, 2012, 8:14 a.m. CST
You prefer nice tits on a guy?
March 18, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST
That John Goodman is stacked!
March 18, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST
Not sure whether I should sad or happy this isn't based on the video game...
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