Former 'The O.C.' Cast Member Autumn Reeser to Star in Musical as Julie Cooper

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The cast of Fox's "The OC", season two.

It seems like Autumn Reeser just couldn't stay away from Orange County.

The former star of The O.C. will star in the one-night-only production of The O.C. Musical, but not as goody two-shoes Taylor Townsend. Us Weekly reports Reeser will play Marissa Cooper's mother, Julie Cooper, neighbor to Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. 

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Reeser joined the show in its third season and was promoted to a series regular the following year after star Mischa Barton's departure. Now, Reeser will work with previously announced cast members Drew Seeley as Luke Ward, Rick Cosnett as Sandy Cohen and Christine Lakin as Kirsten Cohen.

The O.C. Musical will premiere August 30 and is being put on by director Jordan Ross and producer Lindsey Rosin, also creators of Cruel Intentions: The Musical. Music by Death Cab for Cutie and Phantom Planet will be featured in the show.