Jeremy Northam, Saffron Burrows land CBS pilot leads
A total of eight actors have landed roles across a quartet of CBS pilots.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Deanna Dunagan, Missy Pyle and Chris Parnell have been cast in comedy "Big D," Jeremy Northam has secured a lead in "Miami Trauma," Saffron Burrows, Jesse Bradford and Gaby Hoffmann will appear in "The Eastmans," while Matt Czuchry will co-star in "The Good Wife."
"Miami Trauma" comes from Jerry Bruckheimer productions and centers around, predictably, a trauma center in Miami. Northam ("The Tudors," "Gosford Park") will play an enigmatic new doctor in the ward.
"The Eastmans" focuses on a complicated family of doctors. Burrows ("My Own Worst Enemy") will play Anna Eastman, researching autism and wondering if her child is autistic. Hoffmann ("Field of Dreams") and Bradford ("Bring It On") will play Sally and Seth, the Easthman twins. She's a pathologist and he's got a Vicodin addiction. It's "Out of Practice" meets "Dirty Sexy Money"!
"The Good Wife" stars Julianna Margulies as a politician's wife who takes a job as a junior associate at a big law firm. Czuchry ("Gilmore Girls") will play another first-year associate at the film.
Finally, on the comedy front, "Big D" focuses on a New York couple who move back to the husband's hometown of Dallas. Dunagan, a Tony winner for "August: Osage County," will play the husband's Southern belle mother. Pyle ("Spring Breakdown") and Parnell ("30 Rock") would play his sister and brother-in-law.
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