‘American Crime’ Alum Penelope Ann Miller Cast in ABC’s Reese Witherspoon-Produced Drama Pilot

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“American Crime” alum Penelope Ann Miller is staying in the ABC fold, joining the cast of the untitled Meaghan Oppenheimer project, Variety has learned.

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The soapy drama pilot hails from exec producers Reese Witherspoon and her producing partner Bruna Papandrea through their Pacific Standard banner. The potential series follows a ruthless Dallas divorce attorney, Gemma (yet to be cast), as her life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces, triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets.

Miller will co-star as Elizabeth Hamilton, the wife of a Texas oil billionaire who is seeking revenge after having been left for a woman 20 years younger.

Miller, who also had a long arc on ABC’s “Mistresses,” joins a cast that includes “Grey’s Anatomy” alum T.R. Knight, who will play the nemesis of the lead character, Gemma.

Scribe Oppenheimer is a co-exec producer on the pilot. ABC Studios will produce.

Miller is repped by Untitled and APA.

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