One of the most frustrating things about the original American pilot for the remake of British time-travel show Life On Mars was the character of detective Annie Cartwright. As played by Rachelle Lefevre, Annie had none of the nervous energy of her British counterpart, a woman trying to prove herself as a police officer in the early 1970s. But she also wasn't believable as a "women's libber." So it's probably a good move that Lefevre has been replaced by Notorious Bettie Page star Gretchen Mol, who joins Harvey Keitel and Michael Imperioli in an increasingly star-studded cast. (With original star Jason O'Mara looking increasingly out of his league.) [Sci Fi Wire]
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@EBone: Only if "unflattering" means "more rounding." She looks fantastic.
As for the show, I have not had the opportunity to see the Brit version, but with Keitel on board, that makes me cautiously optimistic.