Kiwi actress Rose McIver has been cast in a new television pilot for American network MTV. The star of Sir Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones will play a 22-year-old Hollywood lawyer looking for the perfect man.
The young Kiwi beat a number of American actresses to the part. Her agent, Imogen Johnson, says McIver competed against some of the world’s best young actors. ‘‘Booking a highly sought-after and pivotal lead role like this one means she will be in demand in the US in the future,’’ Johnson said.
The Hollywood Reporter this week described McIver as ‘‘the next big thing’’, but the young star is taking the attention in her stride. She says she is looking forward to filming starting.
‘‘It’s exciting to take on such a dark and funny role,’’ she told The Diary.
Cassandra French’s Finishing School For Boys is one of a series of television pilots commissioned by MTV, including the upcoming adaptation of UK hit show The Inbetweeners directed by Kiwi Taika Waititi.