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Silver Linings Playbook Actress Signs On For American Broadchurch Remake

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11/18/2013 9:32 pm
PopWrapped | Television
Silver Linings Playbook Actress Signs On For American Broadchurch Remake
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Roxanne Powell

Staff Writer

Calling all Broadchurch fans! This is not a drill! As announced earlier, Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) is set to star opposite David Tennant (Doctor Who) in the American adaptation of the popular British drama. Now it's been confirmed that Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) will be joining her. Unlike Being Human, the show will not maintain its original title in the hop across the pond. Broadchurch will be renamed Gracepoint, with the project being taken on by Fox. Gunn, who won an Emmy for her performance as Skylar White on Breaking Bad, will play a similar role—hopefully clear of the drug trade! Her character, Ellie, will take a more hands on approach as a police detective—as well as a wife and mother—in the town of Gracepoint. Her attempts to climb the department ladder will be for naught, as her promotion will be given to a newcomer and outsider. Tennant will thus be recycling his UK role for American television. But she won’t have much time to be suspicious of her competition and new partner, as she turns her sights on the residents of Gracepoint. Her first murder investigation will force her to reconsider everything she has ever come to know about her life, and those she thought she could trust. Gunn will be adapting the character from Broadchurch’s UK star, Olivia Colman. With forces of good, there must always be forces of mystery. Weaver takes on the role of Susan Wright—played by Pauline Quirke on Broadchurch—who lives in Gracepoint’s RV park, alone with only her dog. She is said to have a mysterious past, and it is this that forces her to remain anonymous in the community. Dan Futterman and Anya Epstien, both stars of In Treatment, will serve as showrunners to the American adaptation.


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