Burstyn joins ‘Possible Side Effects’

Tim Robbins to write, direct Showtime series

Ellen Burstyn has joined the cast of “Possible Side Effects,” Showtime’s drama pilot set inside the world of the pharmaceutical industry.

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.

Tim Robbins is writing and directing “Possible Side Effects,” and exec producing with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Daniel Thomas.

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.”

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading