HBO Developing Romantic Drama Starring Patricia Clarkson

HBO Developing Romantic Drama Starring Patricia Clarkson

According to Deadline, HBO is developing a new romantic drama, "set in the world of international politics," starring Patricia Clarkson.

The untitled project will reunite Clarkson with Ruba Nadda and Alan Poul, with Nadda directing and writing the pilot. Nadda and Poul will also executive produce with Clarkson.

As an Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, Patricia Clarkson was most recently seen in the comedy "Friends with Benefits" in which she co-stars with Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis and the Lone Scherfig directed drama, "One Day" with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. In 2010, she was seen in the box office hit "Easy A", after receiving rave reviews for her starring role in the award winning romantic drama, "Cairo Time." In 2003, her role in "Pieces of April" earned her nominations for Academy, Golden Globe, SAG, Broadcast Film Critics and Independent Spirit awards. The National Board of REVIEW and the National Society of Film Critics named her Best Supporting Actress of the Year for her work in "Pieces of April" and "The Station Agent."

Other film credits include: Martin Scorsese's thriller "Shutter Island;" Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" and "Vicky Christina Barcelona;" "Blind Date" with Stanley Tucci; "Elegy;" "No Reservations;" "All the Kings Men;" "Lars and the Real Girl;" "Good Night, and Good Luck" with George Clooney and David Straithairn, for which she and the cast received both Screen Actors Guild and GOTHAM Award nominations for Best Ensemble; "Far From Heaven" which won her a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Supporting Actress. Her continuous innovative work has earned her independent film earned her the Independent Award for Acting Excellence at the 2009 ShoWest Awards.

On television, Clarkson guest starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series "Six Feet Under," for which she won an Emmy in 2002 and again in 2006. Clarkson was seen in Lifetime's "Five," an anthology of five short films directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris.

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