Exclusive: FNL's Aimee Teegarden to Headline CW's Hunger Games-esque Pilot The Selection

Aimee Teegarden The SelectionAimee Teegarden has hit the proverbial jackpot.

The Friday Night Lights ingenue has been tapped to headline The Selection, The CW’s Hunger Games-esque drama pilot that’s described as an epic romance set 300 years in the future which centers on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads.

The project, based on the forthcoming series of books by Kiera Cass, is being shepherded by Angel/Shield/Vampire Diaries scribes Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain.