Holly Hunter is in negotiations to topline the TNT drama series “Saving Grace.”
In “Grace,” Hunter will star as a jaded police officer who is offered the chance to redeem her life after she encounters an angel. Signing on to the project would give Hunter her first TV series role.
TNT also has signed Michael Keaton to the six-hour event series “The Company,” based on Robert Littell’s Cold War thriller. He joins cast members Chris O’Donnell and Alfred Molina on the project from Sony Pictures TV and exec producers Ridley and Tony Scott and John Calley.
In addition, Lifetime has tapped Lara Flynn Boyle to star in the original movie “The House Next Door,” while Sarah Chalke and Jay Harrington have come aboard the telepic “Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy.”
Nancy Miller (“CSI: Miami”) penned and will exec produce the pilot for “Grace,” which is expected to begin production shortly. E. Duke Vincent also will exec produce. Fox TV Studios will produce.
TNT is still considering a series pickup for Dean Devlin’s “Talk to Me,” about the world of hostage crisis negotiators.
Hunter most recently appeared in the features “The Incredibles,” “Nine Lives” and “Thirteen.”