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Harden down for ‘Drift’

Thesp to star in ABC pilot

Marcia Gay Harden has signed on to star in the ABC pilot “Drift.”

She’ll play a therapist who treats a New York detective suffering from a major emotional trauma that leaves him with insomnia and little long-term memory. While continuing to do his job, he hallucinates that his deceased daughter is with him at the crime scenes he’s investigating.

Harden stars in the project opposite Chazz Palminteri. Should it wind up on air, “Drift” would rep Harden’s first regular series role since “The Education of Max Bickford.” Thesp, whose film credits include “Pollock” “Mystic River” and the upcoming “American Gun,” will be seen next month in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame telepic “In From the Night.”

Chris Brancato, Bert Salke, John Glenn and Paul W.S. Anderson exec produce “Drift,” which comes from Touchstone TV.

In other pilot news, Romy Rosemont has been added to the cast of CBS’ drama pilot “Shark,” playing James Woods’ character’s secretary.

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