Amber Heard is in talks to play it straight on NBC's pilot "Playboy". There have been discussions to make the "Pineapple Express" star as a Bunny in the drama show by "Tru Calling" creator Chad Hodge.
Casting news by Deadline said Heard, who is openly lesbian, would portray "a new hire" at the infamous Chicago nightclub during its heydays in 1963. Her character is "originally an orphan from Fort Wayne, an inquisitive young woman with an untethered sexuality and a dark past. "
The pilot would be directed by Alan Taylor, the same man who directed the pilot of AMC's "Mad Men". The project which was previously titled "Bunny Tales" would center on a group of women working as Playboy bunnies in the New York club. That setting will be a prism for exploring the nation's changing mores and the coming sexual revolution, Variety said last month.