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TV: Leslie Hope Books Trip Down ‘The River’ to Haunted Amazon

I’m really curious to see what comes out of the brain of Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli. Is he a one hit wonder, or will he be the next big thing in horror?

I love the idea of pushing forward a new genre series, which is why I’m crazy stoked for “The River,” ABC’s pilot being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Orphan, House of Wax).

Deadline reports that “24” alumna Leslie Hope has landed the role of Tess (Hope), a world traveler and top-notch producer who, six months after her TV explorer husband Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) goes missing in the Amazon, receives a signal from his beacon. Convinced that Emmet is alive, Tess forces her reluctant son Lincoln (Joe Anderson) to abandon his medical studies and lead a rescue expedition.



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