Sorkin's project, tentatively titled "More as This Story Develops," centers on cable news anchor Will McCallister, who will be played by stage and screen actor Jeff Daniels, as well as the show's female executive producer and staff. Tomei, currently starring in Marie and Bruce Off-Broadway, is being pursued for the role of the executive producer, MacKenzie.
Pill, currently starring in The House of Blue Leaves, is in negotiations for Maggie, an associate producer on the assignment desk; Munn is being considered for a "sexy financial analyst" on the same cable network as McCallister.
Tomei was nominated in 2008 for a Drama Desk Award for her performance in Top Girls. She has also been seen on Broadway in Salome and Wait Until Dark.
Pill was nominated in 2006 for a Tony Award for her performance in Lieutenant of Inishmore, and has also been seen in The Miracle Worker and Mauritius.