The CW has targeted its former “Gossip Girl” and “Supernatural” star Katie Cassidy to play the female lead in their upcoming superhero pilot “Arrow,” an adaptation of DC Comics’ “Green Arrow,” starring Stephen Amell as the vigilante superhero.
Cassidy will play attorney and ex-Green Arrow flame Dinah “Laurel” Lance, aka Black Canary. David Nutter (”Entourage”) is attached to direct from a script by writers/producers Andrew Kreisberg (”Warehouse 13″), Greg Berlanti (“No Ordinary Family”) and Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern).
Cassidy, daughter to ’70s teen idol David Cassidy, has starred in a string of notable genre projects including Platinum Dunes’ A Nightmare On Elm Street, Dimension’s Black Christmas, Screen Gems’ When a Stranger Calls and the short-lived CBS mystery series “Harper’s Island.”
The 25-year-old stunner is part of Clatto’s esteemed list of The 20 Hottest Women Working in Horror/Sci-fi.