Spy Kids beauty Carla Gugino has taken on Jennifer Lopez's character from the movie Out of Sight for a role in new TV show KAREN SISCO.

Gugino will play the title character in the show, which is a spin-off of the ELMORE LEONARD picture, which also starred George Clooney, Ving Rhames and Don Cheadle.

Gugino, who hopes to one day get her Spy Kids co-star Antonio Banderas to guest on the show, says, "I think that movie captured the essence of Elmore Leonard, that 'criminals eat breakfast too' side of things we don't often get to see.

"The producers on our show are doing an amazing job of maintaining the integrity of the piece."

The show, a production of DANNY DeVITO's JERSEY FILMS, is set to hit American TV screens on 1 October (03).

24/09/2003 21:09