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CBS lands Lansbury for ‘Pollifax’

Confirming an earlier report (Daily Variety, June 12), Scripps Howard Prods. and Corymore Prods. announced Thursday that Angela Lansbury will star in the CBS vidpic “Mrs. Pollifax.”

Dorothy Gilman wrote 13 novels about a bored widow who ends up working with the CIA. “Pollifax” is being eyed as a vidpic franchise for the actress, who has also agreed to make occasional “Murder, She Wrote” telefilms for the network.

“Pollifax,” which begins shooting mid-November, was written by Robert T. Megginson and will be helmed by Anthony Shaw. Exec producers will be Michele Brustin of Scripps Howard and David Shaw of Corymore, Lansbury’s Universal-based production company.

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