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Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Lands HBO Pilot

Hot on the heels of her 2013 Tony Award nomination for her winning portrayal of Honey in the 2012 Broadway revival of Edward Albee's bristling and brilliant WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, Carrie Coon has landed an HBO pilot, THE LEFTOVERS.

The new HBO project is spearheaded by LOST's Damon Lindelof and is based on the book of the same name by Tom Perrotta, who co-wrote the pilot with Lindelof (who executive produces, as well). Peter Berg is set to direct.

THE LEFTOVERS is centered upon a post-Rapture society in which the "non-chosen" ones battle it out for turf in a new landscape as the inhabitants of Earth struggle to adjust to a new social and moral hierarchy.

Coon joins Justin Theroux, Christopher Eccleston, Amanda Warren and Ann Dowd on the pilot project.

Coon's characters and others in the pilot are described as such: "Coon will play Nora Durst, a wife and mother who is suddenly neither; Eccleston will portray Matt Jamison, a former reverend and current editor of his self-published tabloid; Dowd will play Patti Levin, the leader of the local chapter of Guilty Remnant, an organization described as between a cult and a movement; Warren is Lucy Warburton, Mapleton's take-no-prisoners mayor."

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