GRACEPOINT: Jessica Lucas Joins As National Reporter Renee

TV Line report today that Vancouver-born Jessica Lucas (Melrose Place, Cloverfield) will join the cast of Gracepoint alongside David Tennant and Nick Nolte.

Jessica will play Renee Clemons, an ambitious reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle whose career is not progressing as fast as she would like. She believes that investigating the murder of young Danny Lassiter in the seaside village of Gracepoint will raise her profile and teams up with local reporter Owen Burke (Kevin Zegers) to dig the dirt on the local community. Renee has previously followed Detective Emmett Carver played by David Tennant, during the mishandled Rosemont investigation and is curious as to why he should now reappear in Gracepoint and be handed another high profile investigation. 

Gracepoint is a ten episode limited series for Fox and is closely based on the original ITV drama Broadchurch, whose creator Chris Chibnall will be acting as writer and executive producer on the new adaptation. David Tennant returns as Emmett Carver, an American version of Broadchurch's DI Alec Hardy, who leads the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a sleepy coastal community. Broadchurch director James Strong has also signed on to work on multiple episodes.

Jessica Lucas' character Renee is based on Karen White, played by Vicky McClure in the original series.

Confirmed cast to date are: 
David Tennant - Emmett Carver
Anna Gunn - Ellie Miller
Michael Peña - Mark Lasseter
Virginia Kull - Beth Lasseter
Jacki Weaver - Susan Wright
Kevin Rankin - Paul Coates
Kevin Zegers - Owen Burke
Josh Hamilton - Joe Miller
Nick Nolte – Jack Reinhold

Jessica Lucas – Renee Clemons

Executive Producers: Chris Chibnall, Jane Featherstone, Dan Futterman, Anya Epstein, Carolyn Bernstein
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Directors: James Strong

Shooting begins on Gracepoint on Monday 27th January on Vancouver Island, BC with locations including the Sidney Waterfront, Saanich Peninsula and Oak Bay Village. Work continues in various locations in Canada and California, with the wrap scheduled on May 23rd. Gracepoint is due to air on Fox as part of its 2014-15 season.

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Source: TV Line