Sam Waterston Will Join Jeff Daniels, Alison Pill for Aaron Sorkin's Upcoming HBO Pilot

News   Sam Waterston Will Join Jeff Daniels, Alison Pill for Aaron Sorkin's Upcoming HBO Pilot Stage and screen actor Sam Waterston has signed on for Aaron Sorkin's upcoming HBO pilot, starring Tony Award nominees Jeff Daniels and Alison Pill. Emily Mortimer is also in negotiations for the female lead, according to Deadline.com.

Sorkin's project, tentatively titled "More as This Story Develops," centers on cable news anchor Will McCallister (Daniels) and the show's female executive producer, MacKenzie, to be played by Mortimer.

As previously reported, Pill, currently starring in The House of Blue Leaves, has signed on to play Maggie, an associate producer on the assignment desk, and Olivia Munn will play a "sexy financial analyst" on the same cable network as McCallister.

Waterston was nominated in 1994 for a Tony Award for his performance in Abe Lincoln in Illinois. He has also been seen on Broadway in A Walk in the Woods, Benefactors, Lunch Hour and Hamlet.

Mortimer appeared at the Atlantic Theater Company in Parlour Song and has been seen in the West End in The Merchant of Venice and The Light.

Pill was nominated in 2006 for a Tony Award for her performance in Lieutenant of Inishmore, and Daniels was nominated in 2009 for a Tony Award for his performance in God of Carnage.

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