Actress Marcia Gay Harden has reportedly been selected to replace Rosemarie DeWitt on the HBO drama Newsroom.
DeWitt parted ways with the show over “scheduling conflicts” after filming only a handful of episodes. According to TV Guide, Marcia Gay Harden will tackle the role of Rebecca Halliday on the popular HBO series.
Reports also indicate that producers will reshoot DeWitt’s scenes with Harden as Halliday. The character is currently featured in a storyline involving a wrongful termination lawsuit against the fictional Atlantis Cable News network.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rosemarie DeWitt parted ways with the show on January 17, which left producers scrambling for someone to fill the vacancy. Five days later, the Aaron Sorkin-produced drama added Marcia Gay Harden to the cast.
The actress will join Jeff Daniels, Patton Oswalt, Joel Johnstone, Grace Gummer, and a handful of returning players when The Newsroom returns to the cable network. However, a release date for season two has yet to be announced by HBO as of this writing.
Marcia Gay Harden is attached to a large number of projects that are either wrapping up production or just getting started. Internet Movie Database lists the acclaimed actress as being involved with director Dylan Kidd’s Get a Job starring Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The film is expected to arrive at some point this year.
Harden is also attached to co-star in writer Mike Sikowitz and director Sam Friedlander’s Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant. The film also features Stanley Tucci, Molly Shannon, Henry Winkler, Taye Diggs, and Royal Pains’ Mark Feuerstein as Larry Gaye.
According to Carter, it’s likely the second season of The Newsroom will debut at some point this summer. The website pins July as a potential premiere month.
Are you a fan of The Newsroom? Do you think Marcia Gay Harden is the right actress to replace Rosemarie DeWitt?