'Dexter' adds Jason Gedrick; HBO options Vanity Fair Story
Jason Gedrick, whose career initially started with a teenage blast in the Iron Eagle movies before shifting to television, has just signed on to appear in the upcoming season of Dexter.
His role will be that of a Florida gentlemenís club manager that ends up involved in a murder case.
Some of Gedrick's past TV appearances have been Class of '96, Sweet Justice, Murder One, Falcone, Boomtown, Windfall, Desperate Housewives, and last season's HBO show, Luck, which did not receive a second season pickup.
In other Hollywood news, the odd tale of Janet de Cordova and her housekeeper, Gracie Covarrubias, has been optioned by HBO.
Called Once Upon A Time In Beverly Hills, the story ran as a feature article in Vanity Fair magazine back in March 2011.
de Cordova was the wife and eventual widow of Freddie de Cordova, famous Hollywood producer best known for helming The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. According to the story, Mrs. de Cordova was an extravagant socialite whose spending far exceeded the revenue brought in by her husband. Upon his death, she had to sell their huge mansion, after which she accompanied Covarrubias to Mexico where she was stunned to find that her housekeeper had built a miniature version of the mansion.
The magazine article will become an HBO movie that explores the unique relationship between these two women. The project is in its early stages at this point.