She will also star in the upcoming HBO series adaptation of "The Plot Against America." She is repped by UTA, Washington Square Films, and Jackoway Tyerman. Kazan will play Pia Brewer, described as a young woman desperate for answers in the search for her missing brother in a case that has become a media sensation. Kazan is known for her starring role in the Oscar-nominated film "The Big Sick" as well as the feature "Ruby Sparks," the latter of which she also wrote.
David Heyman and Tom Winchester will executive produce for Heyman's Heyday Television. NBCUniversal International Studios will serve as the studio, with Matchbox Pictures, Tony Ayres Productions, and Heyday producing the series for Netflix. "Clickbait" has been made possible through funding provided by the Australian Federal Government’s Location Incentive program to support the Australian film industry, in addition to the Victorian Government’s Film Victoria Production Incentive Attraction Fund. Tony Ayres and Christian White co-created "Clickbait." Ayres will serve as showrunner and executive producer while White will be writer and co-producer. "Clickbait" is filming in Melbourne with support from Film Victoria. Tom Hoffie and Joanna Werner will serve as producers. Brad Anderson will serve as the lead director with Emma Freeman set to direct the second block of episodes.
Gabriel is known for her roles in the films "Get Out" and "The Purge: Election Year." She has also appeared on the shows "Westworld," "Counterpart" and "Good Girls Revolt," and will next be seen in the Apple drama "Defending Jacob." She is repped by ICM and Untitled Entertainment. Gabriel will play Sophie Brewer, an Oakland woman struggling to keep her family together as they become the subject of the biggest media story in the nation.
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Raei has previously starred in the series "The Heights" and appeared on the show "Romper Stomper." Raei will play Roshan Amir, a detective with the Oakland Police Department who finds himself at the center of a media storm as he investigates this case.
Netflix has announced the main cast of its upcoming thriller series "Clickbait."
Production has commenced on the series, which is shooting in Melbourne, Australia. Zoe Kazan, Adrian Grenier, Betty Gabriel, and Phoenix Raei will all star in the eight-episode series. It is said to explore the ways in which our most dangerous and uncontrolled impulses are fueled in the age of social media and reveals the ever-widening fractures we find between our virtual and real-life personas.
Grenier will play Nick Brewer, who has a seemingly perfect life-loving wife, two sons, and a beautiful home. His life is derailed when he becomes a part of this bizarre crime. He is also known for his roles in films like "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Drive Me Crazy." He is repped by Domain Talent and Framework Entertainment. Grenier is best known for his starring role in the HBO comedy series "Entourage." After the show ended in 2011, a follow-up film was made and released in 2015.

That broke my heart for a day. I wrote a first draft and showed it to Zoe. She tore it apart and did her own pass. I secretly thought it was good.
Was it hard to write the script?
It wasn't a conscious decision. People tell me that, but it surprised me. He was just the best actor that we saw. Kid actors can be all craft, he seemed real.
He wrote me and said, "My book is my book. You'd be doing me a disservice if you try to please me." Your picture is your picture.
Why did you want to adapt "Wildlife"?
I never wanted to be in it. I wanted to focus on the other elements. Where to point the camera, the composition and working with all the actors.
Getting a group of people together and fighting to make something meaningful is a really good feeling. The worst part is having to compromise.” />
What's the best and worst thing about making a low-budget film?
Did Richard Ford give you any advice about making the film?
Did you ever think about appearing in the film?
Ed Oxenbould, the star of the film, looks a lot like you. Was that intentional?
It had this great passage about how from the outside a family can look happy, but if you look closer, you realize that behind closed doors something is deeply wrong.
Dano wrote the script with his partner Zoe Kazan. "Wildlife" stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal as an unhappy couple, and examines the strain that the dissolution of their marriage puts on their son (Ed Oxenbould). Paul Dano, the intense star of "There Will Be Blood," makes his directorial debut with "Wildlife," a coming-of-age drama. The IFC release debuted to strong reviews at Sundance and will be the opening night film at Critics’ Week in Cannes.