06/21/2012 10:26 am ET

Tim Roth Joins 'Knifeman' And More Casting News

Tim Roth is "Knifeman." According to, Roth has signed on to star in the series as John Tattersall, a self-educated surgeon who isn't afraid of breaking boundaries to unravel secrets.

David Cronenberg will direct the pilot and serve as an executive producer on the series. Sam Raimi also serves as an executive producer.

The series comes from Media Rights Capital, but no network has been named yet. Rolin Jones, woh is known for his work on "Friday Night Lights" and "Boardwalk Empire," wrote the pilot. For more on "Knifeman," click over to

In other casting news ...

"Friends" veteran Maggie Wheeler -- Janice, Chandler's one-time girlfriend -- is heading to "Californication."
Wheeler will play a self-help guru in several episodes of the Showtime series. [TVLine]

Charisma Carpenter could get a "Lying Game" promotion.
The "Buffy" and "Angel" veteran is in talks to join the ABC Family series as a regular for Season 2. [Variety]

Joel David Moore is going to "Work."
Moore will guest star on TBS's "Men at Work" as Doug, a magazine editor. [TVLine]

Lauren London is moving from "90210" to "The Game."
London will be a series regular on the BET comedy as Kiera, a former child star. [TVLine]