Cuarón Finds Lead Actor for His NBC Drama Pilot “Believe”

Alfonso CuaronAlfonso Cuarón has found an actor he can believe in…

The 51-year-old Mexican filmmaker and J.J. Abrams have cast Jake McLaughlin in their NBC drama pilot Believe.


The high-concept project, written by Cuarón and Mark Friedman, revolves around the unlikely relationship between Bo, a girl who possesses a great gift/powers — which will come into their own in seven years — and Tate (McLaughlin), the man who is sprung from prison to protect her from the people trying to hunt her down.

Cuarón, who will see his latest film Gravity out in theaters in October, will direct the pilot, which he’ll executive produce with Friedman, Abrams and Bryan Burk.

McLaughlin has previously appeared in two of Abrams movies, Cloverfield and Super 8.

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