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Glenn Close signs on for FX pilot

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 30th 2006 1:38PM
Glenn CloseA season squaring off with Michael Chiklis on The Shield must have whetted Glenn Close's appetite to do edgy series TV. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Close has signed on to star in her first TV pilot, a legal drama for FX.

The pilot is the creation of Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, and Daniel Zelman. The Kesslers worked together on the short-lived Robbery Homicide Division, and Todd wrote and produced for The Sopranos. The series, yet to be titled, will have Close playing Patty Hughes, a famous litigator who always works on high-profile cases.

This should be interesting. We really haven't seen much of Close on the big screen lately -- some small character roles, voice acting, but that's about it, although she's set to star in a movie version of Sunset Boulevard -- and her turn on The Shield was very well received, getting her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Given the trend of aging movie actors landing meaty roles on TV, it makes me start to wonder who will be next. Susan Sarandon, maybe?

[via Pop Candy]

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Glenn Close was fabulous on "The Shield", I thought, so I'm happy to hear FX is giving her a series. I'll admit I don't understand TV's fascination with doctors and lawyers, but .... :)

November 30 2006 at 3:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's sad we don't get to see a great actress like Glenn Close on the big screen where she belongs, but anything with this exceptional actress, if well written, should be good.

November 30 2006 at 2:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is great news. I'm more excited that FX is going to do another series than I am about Glen Close, but she's ok.

Any alternative to overly-censored broadcast network TV is good news in my book.

November 30 2006 at 1:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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