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10 March 2012 @ 03:01 pm
New Project - Political Animals  
Carla Gugino will play Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Susan Berg in the six-hour political drama series led by Sigourney Weaver.

The actress has closed a deal to join USA Network's six-hour politics-driven drama series, Political Animals, from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Set for a summer launch, Political Animals centers on Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver), a divorced former first lady and current secretary of state, who is struggling to keep her family together while simultaneously dealing with the crises of the State Department. She finds an unlikely ally in a famous D.C. journalist who has spent her career tearing Elaine down.

Gugino will play Susan Berg, a hungry D.C.-based Pulitzer-winning journalist, joining a cast that includes former Lone Star lead James Wolk as Elaine's son/chief of staff Douglas and Brittany Ishibashi as Douglas' fiancee.

Berlanti will write and direct the pilot, in addition to executive producing with Mark. Melissa Kellner Berman will co-executive produce.

Animals comes from Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television.

The CAA-repped Gugino has appeared on FX's Justified, Showtime's Californication and toplined TNT telepic Hide. On the big screen, she has starred in Watchmen, New Year's Eve, Mr. Popper's Penguins and Sucker Punch.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
 
 
 
jannevuo: raulijannevuo on March 10th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
That sounds like an interesting project. It's always nice to see Carla
on TV.

It seems that she doesn't have that much upcoming projects
at the moment, am I right?
Lemon: Cafe Latte Artlemon_tree_x on March 11th, 2012 01:49 pm (UTC)
Sigourney Weaver & Carla together? That's going to be fantastic!

Well, she played theatre till recently. And if Sophie's Choice wouldn't have been cancelled, she would be busy with that.

And don't forget Hotel Noir...
jannevuo: amenjannevuo on March 11th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they are both great.

Right, theatre has taken her time, and of course there's always coming something up ;).