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Alfre Woodard Sings the 'Delta Blues'

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Dec 10th 2009 11:00AM
Alfre Woodard is the latest addition to 'Delta Blues,' the TNT pilot executive produced by George Clooney. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that she will play a tough police lieutenant who attempts to exert her will over her subordinates, especially Dwight Hendricks (Jason Lee).

From Warner Horizon and Smokehouse, in conjunction with Clooney, 'Delta Blues' will follow the life of Dwight who spends his days on the force and nights as an Elvis impersonator. As we recently reported, Jason Lee has accepted the role of Dwight, while Sam Hennings, Robyn Lively and Leonard Howze will play Dwight's partner, ex-wife and co-worker, respectively. Celia Weston rounds off the cast as Dwight's mother, with whom he lives.Alfre Woodard is the latest addition to 'Delta Blues,' the TNT pilot executive produced by George Clooney. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that she will play a tough police lieutenant who attempts to exert her will over her subordinates, especially Dwight Hendricks (Jason Lee).

From Warner Horizon and Smokehouse, in conjunction with Clooney, 'Delta Blues' will follow the life of Dwight who spends his days on the force and nights as an Elvis impersonator. As we recently reported, Jason Lee has accepted the role of Dwight, while Sam Hennings, Robyn Lively and Leonard Howze will play Dwight's partner, ex-wife and co-worker, respectively. Celia Weston rounds off the cast as Dwight's mother, with whom he lives.

Woodard is fresh off the canceled CBS medical drama, 'Three Rivers,' which premiered on CBS in October. She played Dr. Sophia Jordan, a famous heart surgeon.

Woodard is also known for her work as Lily Sloane on 'Star Trek: First Contact,' as well as 'Hill Street Blues,' 'LA Law' and 'The Practice,' among others. From 2005-06, she starred on 'Desperate Housewives,' for which she received an Emmy nomination. She has also won numerous Emmys, and received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination in 1984 for the film 'Cross Creek,' based on a memoir by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

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