Actress scales 'Tower,' actor rides with '1%'
Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden is back at CBS, while thesp Donal Logue has joined the cast of HBO’s biker pilot “1%.”Harden is set to play Zoe, a millionaire who buys the newspaper at the center of the Eye pilot “The Tower.” Project revolves around journos who not only break stories but also solve mysteries. Harden’s no stranger to CBS, having starred in the Eye’s “The Education of Max Bickford” soon after winning the Academy Award for “Pollock.” She’s since also been nominated for “Mystic River.” On TV, she earned a guest actress Emmy nom for a stint on “Law & Order.” On “The Tower,” she joins a cast that also includes Cole Hauser and CCH Pounder. Also new to the cast: Rosamund Pike (“Pride & Prejudice”) as Olivia. CBS Paramount Network TV is behind “The Tower,” which comes from exec producers Meredith Stiehm and Davis Guggenheim. It’s a busy year for Logue (“The Knights of Prosperity”): Thesp was also recently added to the cast of NBC’s “Life,” as it returns for a sophomore season next fall. In “1%,” Logue will play “Misfit,” opposite thesps Timm Sharp, Lucy Punch and Sonny Barger. Logue’s credits include the series “Grounded for Life.” His theatrical credits include “The Tao of Steve,” “Ghost Rider” and “Zodiac.” “1%” revolves around the world of biker gangs. Michael Tolkin, Guymon Casady and Alexander Hertzberg are exec producers.