Life in Pieces is holding a pair of Kings in Season 4.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Joey King has been cast in a recurring guest star role on the same CBS comedy that employs her real-life sister Hunter King (who plays Clementine and also daylights on The Young and the Restless).
The younger of the Kings will play Morgan, a pregnant 17-year-old who plans to place her baby with adoptive parents Matt (played by Thomas Sadoski) and Colleen (Angelique Cabral).
oey King’s previous TV roles include Fargo Season 1, NBC’s Bent, a Season 3 episode of The Flash (as Frankie Kane/Magenta), Ghost Whisperer and Jericho, while her recent film credits include Slender Man, Netflix’s The Kissing Booth, Wish Upon and Independence Day: Resurgence.
Life in Pieces Season 4 will premiere at midseason.
EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Paramount Players acquired the pitch The In Between as a star vehicle for Joey King, who is hot off the Netflix series The Kissing Booth. King will also produce and Marc Klein will write the script. Pitch deal was high six-figures. The In Between is based on an idea by Klein, a supernatural romance in the vein of Ghost. After surviving a car accident that took the life of her boyfriend, a teenage girl believes he’s attempting to reconnect with her from the after world.
An Industry Entertainment production, it will be produced by Robbie Brenner, along with Dan Spilo and Andrew Deane of Industry, which packaged the pitch and which reps King and Klein. Jamie King will be exec producer with Klein, whose script credits include Serendipity, A Good Year and Mirror, Mirror. Brian Robbins and Ali Bell are overseeing for the studio.
It’s the first film project developed as a vehicle for King, who stars in the upcoming Screen Gems pic Slender Man, the Veena Sud-directed Between Earth and Sky, and Summer 03, latter of which debuted at SXSW. Her previous films include Ramona And Beezus, The Conjuring, Oz The Great And Powerful and Wish I Was Here.
UTA reps King and Klein. King’s lawyered by Howard Fishman, Klein by Karl Austen.
EXCLUSIVE: Wish Upon and Summer 03 star Joey King is joining Oscar winner Gary Oldman and Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien in crime-thriller The Bayou, I can reveal.
Shoot is due to get underway in New Orleans in June on the project, which we revealed this week. It will be Oldman’s first movie since his Oscar win for The Darkest Hour. Pic is being sold and produced by Millennium Media, which is cooking up deals in Cannes. O’Brien will play the protégé of a hitman (Oldman) who becomes determined to save a teenage girl (King) from being sold by a human-trafficking ring.
Script comes from Point Break scribe W Peter Iliff, with Runaway Jury and Homefront helmer Gary Fleder in talks to direct. Producers are Natalie Burn (The Expendables 3) under her Born To Burn Films banner and Rob Van Norden (Olympus Has Fallen). Exec producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Doug Urbanski and Iliff.
Rising actress King is currently in production on Blumhouse drama Between Earth And Sky. In post for the actress are James Franco’s Zeroville and Netflix rom-com The Kissing Booth.
She is repped by UTA, Dan Spilo at Industry Entertainment, and Howard Fishman of HWHM+F.
Lyndon Smith (Parenthood) has been tapped as the lead Emmy in the CW supernatural cop drama pilot Dead Inside, from writer Katie Lovejoy and producer Bill Lawrence. She replaces Joey King who had been originally cast in the role opposite male lead Freddie Stroma.
The casting change was made after the table read. At 18, King is about a decade younger than Emmy’s age as the character had been conceived.
EXCLUSIVE: Summer 03 is having its world premiere at SXSW on Saturday afternoon at the Stateside Theatre in the Narrative Feature Competition section. The pic serves as the the debut feature film from writer-director Becca Gleason.
Her comedy’s plot revolves around Jamie (Joey King), whose grandmother on her deathbed leaves her with two pieces of information: one involves a baptism, the other a blowjob. It sets Jamie and her family on an emotional roller coaster ride while she falls for the wrong guy at the wrong time. Andrea Savage, Paul Scheer, Jack Kilmer, Erin Darke, Stephen Ruffin, Kelly Lamor Wilson, Logan Medina and June Squibb co-star.
Alexandre Dauman and Eyal Rimmon are producers, and Gideon Tadmor and Jim Kaufman exec produced. ICM Partners and UTA are co-repping the pic in Austin.
SXSW begins tomorrow and runs through March 17.