Nicole Ari Parker Snags Roles in Two Thrillers

The actress is cast in nail-biters for TV and film. 

Posted: 09/28/2012 09:00 AM EDT
Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole Ari Parker hit a hot streak in the thriller-casting arena, winning roles in two upcoming projects.


In New Orleans, the actress is gearing up to shoot Burn, a film noir being tagged an urban “re-visualization of the classic… Body Heat.” Starring Danny GloverGiancarlo Esposito and Sean Faris, this erotic thriller has Parker playing a gorgeous, young temptress who sets up her lover (Sean Faris) to take the fall for her husband's death. No word yet on who's playing her husband, though it is speculated it may be Danny Glover or Giancarlo Esposito.


Production on Burn is scheduled to begin in November.


Moreover, Parker has also snagged one of the lead roles in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama pilot The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives.


Described as a thriller-dramatic soap, the pilot centers on a murder and the secrets and lies within a tightly woven group of three suburban couples. Parker has been cast as Paula, half of one of the three couples. She may be a beautiful trophy wife, but she’s tough. After 12 years of a troubled marriage, she questions whether to stay with her husband because of love or respect. But she has no idea that her hubby is financially ruined.


No word yet on when the pilot will air.



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