Rita Wilson Joins Fox’s Sheldon Turner Drama

It’s a Good Wife reunion!

Rita Wilson is set to star conflicting Archie Panjabi in Fox’s untitled play commander before famous as Controversy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The university play revolves around a youth warn (Austin Stowell, Whiplash) of a prestigious Illinois university who contingency understanding with an out-of-control liaison when a immature co-ed accuses several star football players of passionate assault. From a football coaches and boosters who swing outsize influence, to a university administration underneath siege, a play explores a form of high-profile debate all-too informed on today’s college campuses, as good as a corrosive, dangerous inlet of institutional power.

Wilson will play Constance Hawthorne, a cool though extreme conduct of a university’s house of trustees. 

Wilson recurred on The Good Wife and will subsequent reprise her purpose on a CBS All Access spinoff The Good Fight. Her other credits embody a repeated purpose on Girls, in further to films such as Runaway Bride, Sleepless in Seattle and It’s Complicated. She is repped by CAA.

The untitled 20th Century Fox Television play commander hails from Up in a Air’s Sheldon Turner, who will coop a book and exec furnish alongside This Is Us duo John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. The latter twin are on house to approach a pilot. Scandal consultant Judy Smith, Jennifer Klein and Charlie Gogolak are also trustworthy as exec producers.

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