More casting for American Shameless announced

Several more cast members for Showtime’s forthcoming pilot of the American version of Shameless have been announced.

Channel FourSeveral more names have been announced in connection with the pilot for the American remake of Channel Four drama Shameless. Joining William H. Macy in the pilot will be Emmy Rossum, Allison Janney and Justin Chatwin. Rossum has been cast in the role of Fiona, the eldest daughter of the family who has taken over responsibility for running the family since the disappearance of their mother several years ago. Chatwin plays Steve, a car thief who falls for Fiona, while Janey will play the main love interest for Macy’s character.

Emmy Rossum starred in the 2004 disaster film The Day After Tomorrow and film musical The Phantom of the Opera. Her more recent work includes Dragonball: Evolution. Justin Chatwin is probably best known for his role in Steven Spielberg’s film War of the Worlds. Alison Janney appeared in West Wing and recently a two year stint on Broadway in 9 to 5.