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Casting Updates: 'Bates Motel,' 'Poltergeist,' 'Wayward Pines'


Bates Motel has added three new actors for its upcoming sophomore season. Rebecca Creskoff (Hung) will play Christine, a society woman who befriends Norma and introduces her into White Pine Bay society. She is described as "charming and witty," and the "first female friend" Norma Bates has ever had. Michael Vartan (Alias, One Hour Photo) will play Christine's older brother, George, recently divorced and now with a crush on Norma (we all know how well that worked out last time). Kenny Johnson (Blade, Sons of Anarchy, and to be seen on upcoming episodes of Dexter) will play Caleb, the brother who raped Norma all through their childhood. 

The Poltergeist remake has landed its Diana Freeling. The role, originally filled by Jobeth Williams, will now be played by Rosemarie DeWitt (United States of Tara). The remake will be directed by Gil Kenan, based on a script by David Lindsay-Abaire. The hunt is now on for a leading man.

Terrence Howard (Iron Man) has joined the M. Night Shyamalan event series Wayward Pines. Based on a novel by Blake Crouch, the Twin Peaks-ish series stars Matt Dillon as an FBI agent who comes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, to find two missing federal agents, but soon realizes he may never be able to leave the town alive. Howard will play the Wayward Pines sheriff.