Parminder Nagra, the star of Fox Searchlight's hit soccer comedy "Bend It Like Beckham," is set to join the cast of NBC's marquee drama "ER" as a regular, playing a medical student.
Sources said Nagra's deal with the series' producers, John Wells Prods. and Warner Bros. TV, is for next season, the show's last under its current pact with NBC, with an option for three more years.
Nagra, a British actress of Indian decent, has become known to American audiences with "Beckham," a British comedy set in the world of women's amateur soccer. After seven weeks in limited release, it has grossed $9.1 million. Her other credits include ITV's series "A&E" and the upcoming Miramax feature "Ella Enchanted."