Pilot Scoop: Rachelle Lefevre To Star In NBC's The Crossing. Is Off the Map Dead?

In what could be a bad omen for ABC’s Off the Map, Rachelle Lefevre has been tapped as the female lead in the NBC drama pilot The Crossing.

The project is set in a Missouri town during the post-Civil War Reconstruction era and centers on Jason, a Civil War soldier who crosses the country and settles into a complicated town where he is welcomed as its savior. Lefevre will play Anna, a war widow who watched helplessly as Union soldiers burned her husband and two little boys alive in their barn. Now living with her five-year-old daughter, Anna is smitten with Jason at first sight  and embarks on a torrid affair with the troubled outsider.

For Lefevre, the casting is technically in second position to Off the Map.