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Sophia Bush Inks Development, Talent Holding Deal With 20th Century Fox Television

Sophia Bush has signed a talent holding and development deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio announced Thursday.

The deal calls for her to star in a comedy or drama project for the studio this pilot season, as well as develop additional projects for which she would serve as an executive producer.

“Now more than ever, vital female voices need to be heard,” Bush said. “I’m thrilled to begin developing content that inspires and excites me at 20th Century Fox TV.” Bush is known for her starring roles in shows like “One Tree Hill” and for her role as Det. Erin Lindsay across Dick Wolf’s four “Chicago” shows. She also played Det. Lindsay in multiple episodes of “Law & Order: SVU.” She will also appear in the upcoming Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall” starring Chadwick Boseman, “Acts of Violence” with Bruce Willis, and the cult hit comedy “John Tucker Must Die.”

“We’ve been great admirers of Sophia for years and after meeting, we knew we wanted to be in business with her,” said Sharon Klein, executive vice president of casting for Fox Television Group. “She’s smart, she’s passionate, and she brings great ideas and energy to the table. This deal is about developing with her as well as casting her into a comedy or drama this pilot season. She’s a giant tv star and we’re thrilled to have her exclusively at FTG.”

Bush is repped by CAA, Untitled and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

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