Emmy Rossum Is Shameless
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emmy Rossum will star opposite William H. Macy in John Wells' pilot Shameless for Showtime.
Allison Janney has also signed on for a key recurring role. Lastly, Justin Chatwin has been cast in this pilot from Warner Bros. TV and John Wells Prods.
The show is based on the long-running British series by top U.K. TV writer Paul Abbott. It revolves around the Gallaghers, they are a working-class Chicago clan dealing with the recession. The mother is absent, and the alcoholic parent (Macy) always ends up passed out on the living room floor. Eventually, their 18-year-old daughter Fiona (Rossum) takes on the role of keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on the right track.
Janney will play a love interest for Macy. Chatwin is going to be Steve, a car thief who falls for Fiona.
Mark Mylod will be directing the pilot from a screenplay by Abbott and Wells.