Official: Sarah Jessica Parker to Star, Executive Produce New HBO Comedy Pilot
As previously reported, Sarah Jessica Parker has been considering a return to HBO. Now, according to Variety, it's officially happening.
The SEX AND THE CITY alum will executive produce and star in a new comedy project for the network, titled DIVORCE.
The project received a green light once Parker officially signed on.
Written by Sharon Horgan, DIVORCE tells "the story of a very, very drawn-out divorce," including Parker's character, "Frances, a woman who suddenly reassesses her life and marriage and realizes that a fresh start is much harder than she thought."
Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam will also star.
Parker served as a producer and reprised her Emmy Award-winning role as Carrie Bradshaw in the screen adaptation of the hit HBO series "Sex and the City," followed by the theatrical release of "Sex and the City 2." She won over critics and audiences alike in the series for which she was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2001. Parker was also an executive producer on the series, which received the Golden Globe for Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row in 2000, 2001 and 2002, and was honored with an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2001. Her Broadway stage include: Annie, Sylvia, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Once Upon a Mattress.The actress recently completed production on "Lovelace," in which she stars as Gloria Steinem alongside Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace, James Franco as Hugh Hefner and Peter Sarsgaard as Chuck Traynor. This summer, she starts filming the comedy, "Married and Cheating," starring opposite Brendan Fraser. Next year, Parker will lend her voice to family-friendly animated feature "Escape from Planet Earth" with Jessica Alba, Brendan Fraserand James Gandolfini. Her Broadway credits include Once Upon a Mattress, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the original production of Annie.
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