Two words – Laura. Vandervoort.  the Sci Fi (or Syfy depending if you want to buy into the new name or not) has announced the Smallville star will take a leading role in the cable network’s production of Riverworld, while Ryan Carnes of Desperate Housewives fame has been cast as the Phantom.

Also joining the Riverworld cast are Tahmoh Penikett, Alan Cumming, Jeananne Goossen, and Mark Deklin.  Guest starring in The Phantom will be Isabella Rosselini, Cameron Goodman and Sandrine Holt.

Both movies will be four hours in length and will air next year.

Yes, Vandervoort.

via THR

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  1. Jerard
    April 7, 2009 at 11:47 am — Reply

    To me Laura is a way hotter than megan fox

  2. RussHagan
    April 8, 2009 at 7:17 am — Reply

    wasn’t there a Riverworld TV movie a few years ago?

  3. Tom Grice
    April 8, 2009 at 9:50 am — Reply

    Remember when Isabella Rosellini was one of the hottest women on the planet? You don’t? oh, that must be because it was before most of you were born. But Matthew remembers, because he, like me, is OLD!

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