Anna Paquin to Star in Reese Witherspoon-Produced ABC Pilot ‘Broken’
Anna Paquin will topline ABC’s drama pilot from scribe Meaghan Oppenheimer and exec producers Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea, Variety has learned.
The project that had formerly been untitled is now called “Broken.”
“Broken” follows a ruthless Dallas divorce attorney, Gemma (Paquin), as her life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces, triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets. Paquin’s character is described as one of the most sought-after divorce attorneys in Dallas.
Having made a fortune off of the heartbreak of wealthy Texans, she has no desire to look back, but beneath her carefully constructed facade are layers of vulnerability, self-destruction and deeply buried trauma.
Paquin joins a cast that includes T.R. Knight, Blair Underwood and Penelope Ann Miller. Underwood will play James, Gemma’s boss and sometimes lover; Knight will play Mark, who is competing with Gemma for the same position; and Miller will play Elizabeth Hamilton, the wife of a Texas oil billionaire who is seeking revenge after having been left for a woman 20 years younger.
The soapy drama hails from Witherspoon and Papandrea’s Pacific Standard shingle and ABC Studios. Oppenheimer (“We Are Your Friends”) will serve as a co-exec producer on the pilot, which she penned.
“Broken” marks Paquin’s return to television as a series regular, after her starring role as Sookie Stackhouse on HBO’s “True Blood.” She will next star in A&E’s hotly anticipated “Roots” revival miniseries, which debuts this Memorial Day.
This project has been in the works for years … hopefully we’ll get something more solid on it/filming details soon…
Christoph Waltz joins Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing
Two-time Oscar winner Chistoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained) and actress Hong Chau have been cast in Alexander Payne’s new movie, Downsizing, Paramount announced Thursday. They flesh out a cast already populated by Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon.
The Nebraska director co-wrote the script along with Sideways collaborator Jim Taylor. Set in the near future, the film follows a man who realizes he’d be better off if he shrunk himself.
Waltz appeared as the villain in last fall’s Bond movie, Spectre, and also stars in the upcoming Legend of Tarzan.
Chau made her big-screen debut in Inherent Vice from Paul Thomas Anderson. She’s currently in production for the new HBO show Big Little Lies, which also stars Witherspoon.
As posted about on the night, Reese attended the Oscars in Hollywood last weekend. She wore a gorgeous purple gown by Oscar de la Renta gown, with Jimmy Choo shoes and jewellry from Tiffany’s – I really love this look on her! Reese walked the red carpet with her husband, and was snapped greeting friend Naomi Watts. Inside, she presented clips from two of the Best Picture nominees with another friend, Kate Winslet. I’ve now added another 240 HQ photos from the event to our Gallery, and further down this post are a couple of videos and articles about how Reese put together her look for the night.
Big thanks to our friend Lindsey for many of the Photos ^_^
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Reese Witherspoon Looked Positively Regal in Purple at the 2016 Oscars
Saoirse Ronan, Rachel McAdams, and Naomi Watts weren’t the only ones who got the jewel-tone trend memo at the Oscars; Reese Witherpoon sported a stunning plum Oscar de la Renta gown that almost was another color. “Last week, it was lavender,” reveals stylist Leslie Fremar. “We remade it in a darker purple because we thought it was really fresh and looked beautiful with her skin tone.”
The body-skimming gown featured a fan-like front detail and matching back bustle, as well as an intricate black corset. “The shape of the fan was really different and something I hadn’t seen before, and the black corset was really sexy,” she says.
Tiffany earrings and four bracelets bedecked with diamonds finished the look, explains Fremar. “We didn’t want to compete with how beautiful, but simple, the dress was.”Continue reading this entry »
Reese attended the Oscars tonight, looking beautiful in a purple Oscar de la Renta gown. Reese walked the red carpet with her husband, and during the show introduced a clip of one of the Best Picture nominees with Kate Winslet. We have the first HQ photos in our Gallery, and check back tomorrow and in the coming days for full coverage…
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Reese posted a snap of herself before she stepped onto the Oscars red carpet tonight on her Instagram page … check back here later for the start of our Oscars coverage…
Over the past month the Gallery has been updated with photos from Reese’s appearances in 2008. She had a fairly quiet year – starting her work with UNIFEM and Avon, and then promoting Four Christmases – but was well photographed at the Four Christmases premiere. My favourites from Reese this year were her stunning CMA Awards look (I love the dramatic make-up and dress), and her classic Four Christmases premiere style. Plus, make sure you check out over 100 beautiful HQ photos from the Four Christmases press conference. Enjoy!!