Deadline Hollywood
Date: 2010-11-18
Author: Nellie Andreeva

Article Mentions
Author, Nellie Andreeva
Mentioned, Claire Danes
Mentioned, MIchael Cuesta
Mentioned, David Nevins
Mentioned, Howard Gordon
Mentioned, Temple Grandin
Mentioned, ABC
Mentioned, HBO
Mentioned, Showtime
Showtime had been courting Claire Danes for the female lead in its drama pilot Homeland. Now the Emmy winner has closed a dealto star in the pilot from 24 executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, her first series project since the show that helped launch her career, ABC's My So-Called Life.It marksthe first pilot order from David Nevins since he took over as president of entertainment for Showtime last August.In August, Danes won an Emmy for starring in the title role of the HBO biopic Temple Grandin. Loosely based on Gideon Raffs Israeli series Prisoners of War, Showtime'sHomeland centers on an American soldier taken prisoner during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.Danes will play Carrie Anderson, a driven CIA officer battling her own...(read more)
... for the female lead in its drama pilot Homeland. Now the Emmy winner has closed a dealto star in the pilot from 24 executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, her first series project since the show that helped launch her career, ABC's My So-Ca ...


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