Burstyn will play the matriarch of the Hunt family, a powerful but dysfunctional brood that runs a drug company that gets into a heap of trouble. Josh Lucas is already attached to star, as is Tim Blake Nelson.
Burstyn will next be seen in the feature “W.” as Barbara Bush. Her recent TV credits include the telepics “For One More Day” and “Mrs. Harris.” She also appeared in the series “Big Love,” “Book of Daniel” and “That’s Life.”