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Uma Thurman to Replace Mary-Louise Parker in NBC’s ‘The Slap’

Uma Thurman will replace Mary-Louise Parker in the NBC miniseries “The Slap,” a remake of an Australian hit.

Thurman was recruited at the last minute because Parker is recovering from pneumonia, according to a report on TV Line. 

NBC has ordered eight episodes of the family drama about the fallout when a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Melissa George, Thandie Newton, Peter Sarsgaard and Zachary Quinto also star. Lisa Cholodenko is directing from a script by playwright Jon Robin Baitz. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are also exec producing.

Filming on “The Slap” is under way in New York. Universal Television is producing along with Matchbox Pictures, an Oz production company owned by NBC Universal Intl. Television.

Thurman logged a five-episode guest arc on the NBC drama “Smash” in 2012.

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