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TV: Genre Vet Heads to the Deep Amazon ‘River’

Deadline is reporting that British actor Joe Anderson (The Ruins, The Crazies, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1/2, and The Grey) has landed the lead in ABC’s drama pilot “The River” from Orphan and House of Wax director Jaume Collet-Serra.

The horror thriller, from DreamWorks TV, ABC Studios and Paranormal Activity mastermind Oren Peli, centers on Lincoln Cole (Anderson) who, after his famous TV explorer father goes missing way up the Amazon, reluctantly abandons his medical studies and follows in his father’s footsteps – accompanied by a small camera crew, and with Something Deadly in the water, waiting for him.

Anderson joins the previously announced Eloise Mumford.



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