Wendy O'Brien will cast "White Van Man," from ABC Studios. Based on a BBC show, the pilot follows a man whose dream of opening a restaurant is put on hold when his father leaves him in charge of the family handy-man business, and the attendant van. The pilot was written by Bob Bowman, who has written several episodes of hit Fox comedy "Raising Hope." Kyle Bornheimer is attached as the titular man, while J.K. Simmons will play his retiring father. Shooting is scheduled to begin next month.
In addition to "White Van Man," O'Brien is also casting Fox pilot "Little Brother" and NBC pilot "Next Caller Please," both comedies.
O'Brien casts several current series, including the FX series "Sons of Anarchy" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and MTV's "Teen Wolf," as well as the upcoming Nickelodeon comedy "Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous" starring You Tube sensation Bo Burnham.
The other pilot also involves someone who has a dream to open a restaurant, only this time there's no retiring father to stand in her way. Mandy Moore will star in an untitled comedy about a woman who opens a hip new restaurant in her hometown with her husband. The pilot, from 20th TV, will be cast by Leslie Litt. It will shoot in mid March.
Litt also casts Fox comedy "Breaking In" and CBS comedy "Rules of Engagement."