TV: A Little German Flavor for ABC’s ‘The River’

Thomas Kretschmann (Hostel: Part III, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, King Kong) has been cast in the ABC drama pilot “The River,” reports Variety.

The German actor joins Bruce Greenwood and Leslie Hope in the ABC Studios project, which hails from Paranormal Activity writer-director Oren Peli.

Being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Orphan, House of Wax), Hope stars as Tess, 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.