Nice! Aunjanue Ellis Joins Damon Gupton In New AMC LaGravenese / Goldwyn Legal Thriller

Television
by Tambay A. Obenson
September 13, 2012 8:36 PM
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Wow! This is definitely one new TV project I'm going to be paying very close attention to.

Just a few hours ago, I posted an entry announcing that Damon Gupton had landed the lead role in AMC’s untitled Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn project, described as a legal thriller with major political, personal and ethical stakes.

Gupton will play Adam Powell - a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a sensational murder case.

It's just been announced that Aunjanue Ellis will co-star alongside Gupton in the drama, playing his wife, Billie Powell, described as a successful partner in a private equity firm and generally regarded by others as "the smartest person in the world."

LaGravenese will write and executive produce alongside Goldwyn, who will direct. By the way, Goldwyn plays President Fitzgerald Grant on Shonda Rhimes' Scandal; he's a director in his own right, helming episodes of Grey's AnatomyDamagesPrivate PracticeDexterJustified, and others. 

Marin Ireland (Homeland, Mildred Pierce) is also co-starring in the project, which is shaping up to be, at the very least, a well-acted legal drama/thriller, and I'm looking forward to seeing what develops.

Ellis will next be seen in Lifetime's original movie, Abducted: The Carlina White Story.

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6 Comments

  • Donella | September 17, 2012 5:21 PMReply

    Count me in as an Aunjanue fan.

  • BlackNight | September 15, 2012 9:29 PMReply

    Aunjanue Ellis is an excellent actress.

  • bondgirl | September 14, 2012 12:09 PMReply

    Gupton was pretty good on Prime Suspect, but I am really disappointed that they chose Ellis for his wife. She is so lackluster is everything I've seen her in, including that CBS drama. The role would've been better for a new, young actress like Patina Miller.

  • Priss | September 16, 2012 2:16 PM

    Really? I think she's quite capable. Maybe the parts are the problem? You didn't like her in Ray?

  • anon | September 14, 2012 11:30 AMReply

    wow black woman married to black man in a tv show has the world come to an end coz i ust be dreaming?!

  • ALM | September 13, 2012 10:07 PMReply

    Yes! We don't see enough of Aunjanue. AMC, you just gained another regular viewer for this show, and I will spread the word about this show throughout my family.

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