Carla Gugino Lands Role on HBO Series Opposite Jack Black and Tim Robbins

Stage and screen actor Carla Gugino has been cast in a multi-episode arc opposite Jack Black and Tim Robbins on HBO's half-hour comedy series "The Brink," according to

The series, from Jerry Weintraub, is directed by Jay Roach and penned by brothers Roberto and Kim Benabib.

"The Brink" is described as "an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins); Alex Coppins (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot."

Gugino, who has been seen on Broadway in The Road to Mecca, Desire Under the Elms and After the Fall, will play Joanne Larson, the wife of Walter Hollander (Robbins).