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Chad Michael Murray Signs on for Natalie Portman Pilot

Chad Michael Murray Signs on for Natalie Portman Pilot

Chad Michael Murray is returning to TV in the ABC pilot Scruples.

The 30-year-old One Tree Hill alum will star opposite Claire Forlani and UndercoversBoris Kodjoe in the drama, which Natalie Portman is helping to produce.

“Based on the Judith Krantz novel, the sexy soap is set in the late 1970s and follows Billy (Forlani), a socialite who, following her husband’s death, seeks to open a fashion-forward boutique in the heart of Beverly Hills,” according to THR.

Chad will take on the role of Spider Elliot, a photographer and partner in Billy’s fashion endeavor.

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13 Comments

# 1

Sounds kind of boring, unfortunately…

# 2
fashioninmysoul @ 03/13/2012 at 8:37 am

Sounds interesting to me. Great casting too.

# 3

This is a series remake. Scruples was a mini-series that starred Lindsay Wagner and Barry Bostwick back in the early, early 80s. Very Dynasty-ish………………………………………………..

# 4

A pretentious role perfect casting for Chad.

# 5

Claire catch my eye. im staring at that small pic..aah. shes so beautiful

# 6

OMG Claire Forlani, wow. She reminds me of my childhood XD I remember that movie she did with Freddie Prinze Jr, they met when they were like 11 on a plane, then lost each other and met again at college or something. As adults, they started out as friends, then they fell in love. Now that I think about it, they had sex. Lol, it’s funny how you watched these kind of thing as kids… Anyway, I LOVEd that movie til now. And I also liked the movie with Brad Pitt =) She has something Angelina-esque, right? Maybe the fact that she’s stunning!

# 7

thats the plot?…
im not sure how its gonna be strong enough to develop an audience.

# 8

Hope this works out. Seems like something that might attract the Sex in the City fans. Forlani has a real sensual intensity about her. While this seems like a chic show, I’m tempted to see it just to see how she performs in it.

# 9

Wonder what co star CM will be sleeping with? Maybe an extra.

@EWWW: maybe they should cast sophia bush as his love interest they both love to sleep around

This show would’ve probably been good had they NOT casted Chad in it. He’s the WORST actor in Hollywood.

If Chad is still the self-absorbed, obnoxious, arrogant diva that he was, casting him was a bad idea. My sister indirectly worked with him for a while and she made me see the douchebag behind the good looking guy he was back then. I hope “writing” a book and promoting it has taught him something about being professional.

As adults, they started out as friends, then they fell in love. Now that I think about it, they had sex. Lol, it’s funny how you watched these kind of thing as kids

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