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Naomi Watts to Star in Netflix Drama Series ‘Gypsy’

Naomi Watts has signed on to star in Netflix’s psychological drama series “Gypsy,” from Working Title, Universal Television and writer Lisa Rubin.

Watts will play therapist Jean Holloway, a woman who begins to develop dangerous relationships with people who are involved in her patients’ lives, in the 10-episode season of the one-hour thriller. “Fifty Shades of Grey” helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the first two episodes of the series, created by Rubin. Rubin will exec produce with Watts, Liza Chasin, and Working Title’s Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and TV chief Andrew Stearn.

Watts is currently starring in the drama “Demolition” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. She also recently filmed “About Ray” with Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning; Gus Van Sant’s “Sea of Trees” with Matthew McConaughey; Colin Trevorrow’s “The Book of Henry”; and the psychological thriller “Shut In.” She will next star in Destin Daniel Cretton’s “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Gia Coppola’s independent drama “The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll” opposite Jessica Lange.

Rubin’s upcoming projects include adapting two novels for the big screen: Gayle Forman’s best-selling book “I Was Here” for New Line and “Food Whore” for DreamWorks.

Gypsy” is expected to bow on Netflix next year.

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