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Chace Crawford to star in upcoming ABC drama pilot 'Boom'

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Gossip Girl alum Chace Crawford has been cast in a leading role on Boom, ABC’s upcoming drama pilot.

The show will revolve around the recent North Dakota oil boom, with other cast members including Don Johnson (Miami Vice) and Delroy Lindo (The Cider House Rules). Crawford will play Billy, a quick-witted and ambitious hustler who travels to the North Dakota oil fields with his companion, Kelly, in hopes of striking it rich.

Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne penned the pilot, also directed by Pate, which will take a close look at the biggest oil discovery in American history.

Since Gossip Girl ended Crawford has appeared on an episode of Glee and starred alongside Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Banks in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. He will be seen next opposite Eliza Dushku in the thriller Eloise.

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