CTAM Summit 2009: Rhames, Hunter Among Cast Headliners For Starz's 'Gravity'


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Actors Krysten Ritter, Ivan Sergei, Ving Rhames and Rachel Hunter have joined the cast of the new Starz original ensemble dramedy Gravity (formerly known as Failure to Fly), set to debut exclusively on Starz in spring 2010.

Gravity follows the sometimes comic, sometimes tragic exploits of a group from an eccentric outpatient program of suicide survivors. Ritter (Breaking Bad) stars as Lily Champagne, a 20-something clinically depressed outcast looking for the love that her father never gave her. She stars with Sergei (Charmed), who plays Robert Collingsworth, an ophthalmologist who is despondent following the cancer death of his wife, and who becomes an internet celebrity when his suicide attempt goes comically awry. He stars with Eric Schaeffer, the series' co-creator and one of its executive producers, plays Miller, an New York City cop who seems to be everywhere Lily is.

Also in the cast are Rhames (Pulp Fiction) as Dogg McFee, the group's leader and a former Major League Baseball player, now forced to use a wheelchair; and supermodel Rachel Hunter as Shawna Rollins, a former spokesmodel and current life coach with a penchant for much-younger guys. Robyn Cohen, James Martinez and Seth Numrich round out the main cast.

The 10 episodes of Gravity begin production later this month in New York, where Schaeffer is based. Starz's production and distribution sibling Starz Media is producing Gravity and will handle worldwide distribution on the half-hour series.