Baranski (Boeing Boeing, Rumors) has been signed as a regular on the forthcoming CBS pilot "The Good Wife," according to the Hollywood Reporter. The pilot will center on a politician's wife, portrayed by Julianna Margolies, who becomes a junior associate at a major law firm. Baranski is cast as a powerful litigator at the firm, with Chris Noth (Farragut North, "Sex and the City") set to guest star as a former district attorney now in prison. Cannavale has been cast in the new independent film "Weakness," which is set to begin filming in New York in June. The film, which follows a high school teacher coping with the loss of his wife, will also feature Lily Rabe, Jason Jones, Liz Cackowski, June Diane Raphael and Danielle Panabaker. Michael Melamedoff writes and directs.
Christine Baranski most recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Boeing-Boeing. She has earned Tony Awards for her performances in Rumors and The Real Thing. Her stage credits include Regrets Only, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The House of Blue Leaves and Lips Together, Teeth Apart, and the Encores! productions of Follies and Promises, Promises. On screen, she has appeared in "Mamma Mia!," "Ugly Betty," "Cybill," "Addams Family Values," "Jeffrey" and "The Birdcage."
Bobby Cannavale made his Broadway debut in 2007 with Mauritius. He has appeared Off-Broadway in Hurlyburly and Fucking A. An Emmy winner for his recurring role on "Will & Grace," Cannavale has also appeared on screen in "M.O.N.Y.," "Six Feet Under," "Ally McBeal," "The Exonerated," "100 Centre Street" and "Sex and the City. He will appear in Mark Schultz's The Gingerbread House Off-Broadway in April.