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'Friday Night Lights' Alum Attached to The CW's 'Hunger Games'-Esque Pilot

February 24, 2012 (4:57 am) GMT
Aimee Teegarden is set to star in 'The Selection', which centers on a poor young woman chosen to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation.

has scored her next TV project after "" was canceled last year. The Julie Taylor of the sports drama series has been tapped to take a lead role in The CW's pilot, "The Selection", which has a "Hunger Game"-ish storyline.

Based on the forthcoming series of books by Kiera Cass, the hour-long drama revolves around an impoverished young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads. It is described as an epic romance set 300 years in the future.

"" and "Angel" scribes Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain will write and executive produce the show.

Beside being widely known for starring on "FNL", Teegarden has previously landed roles on movies namely "" and "". The 22-year-old also guest starred on "" and "".

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