*”Friends With Benefits” actor Andre Holland has joined the cast of NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot “1600 Penn,” which revolves around a dysfunctional first family whose out-of-control oldest son (Josh Gad) returns home and becomes not only its biggest liability but also the glue holding everyone together.
Holland will play White House Press Secretary Marshall Malloy.
He joins Gad and Gad’s fictional overachieving sister Brittany Snow as well as Bill Pullman, who has been tapped to play the president in the Twentieth Century Fox TV project.
“Modern Family” director Jason Winer, former Barack Obama speechwriter Jonathan Lovett and Gad are attached as writers and executive producers on the project. Winer will also direct the pilot.