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Liza Weil to Join Viola Davis in Shonda Rhimes' ABC Pilot HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

Liza Weil to Join Viola Davis in Shonda Rhimes' ABC Pilot HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

Former SCANDAL star Liza Weil has signed on to join Oscar nominee Viola Davis in Shonda Rhimes' upcoming ABC drama pilot HOW TO GET AWAY WTIH MURDER, according to Deadline.

'MURDER' is a "sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller that centers on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor (Davis) who become entangled in a murder plot that could rock their entire university and change the course of their lives." Weil will play one of Davis' associates, per the report.

Davis won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for her role in August Wilson's King Hedley II (2001). She won a second Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel (2004), followed by a second Tony and a third Drama Desk Award for her role in Fences (2010).

Among her most notable films are Traffic (2000), Antwone Fisher (2002), Solaris (2002) and The Help (2011). Her eleven-minute-long performance in the film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt (2008) earned several honors, including anAcademy Award nomination. Her role in the film The Help has garnered two Screen Actors Guild Awards (one for Lead Actress and one for Best Ensemble in a motion picture), a BAFTA Award nomination, another Academy Awardnomination, and a Golden Globe nomination.

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