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Emmy Rossum to Star in Showtime's 'Shameless'

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Dec 17th 2009 11:40AM
The cast is quickly coming together for the upcoming Showtime adaptation of 'Shameless.'

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that actress Emmy Rossum will star in the drama series, opposite William H. Macy. She'll play 18-year-old Fiona, who must care for her five younger siblings while her mother is AWOL and her father (Macy) battles alcoholism.

Produced by 'Southland''s John Wells, the series, set in Chicago, is based on the BAFTA-winning U.K. dramedy, and will reportedly revolve around the current economic recession.The cast is quickly coming together for the upcoming Showtime adaptation of 'Shameless.'

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that actress Emmy Rossum will star in the drama series, opposite William H. Macy. She'll play 18-year-old Fiona, who must care for her five younger siblings while her mother is AWOL and her father (Macy) battles alcoholism.

Produced by 'Southland''s John Wells, the series, set in Chicago, is based on the BAFTA-winning U.K. dramedy, and will reportedly revolve around the current economic recession.

Also joining the cast of 'Shameless' is Emmy winner Allison Janney, who previously worked with Wells on the NBC drama 'The West Wing.' Janney will play Macy's new love interest, a pivotal role on the show.

Meanwhile, Justin Chatwin will play Rossum's boyfriend, who makes his living stealing cars. Chatwin and Rossum also worked together in the movie 'Dragonball: Evolution.'

'Shameless' is being written for the small screen by Wells, with help from Paul Abbott, who created the British series. Mark Mylod ('Entourage') is in board to direct.


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