Courtesy : The Economic Times
Talk about having an alluring starcast and this might be the best example of the same.
None other than Julia Roberts is coming back to TV after having a successful run with Homecoming a while ago. The actor has been roped in to star in Gaslit, a new series based on Slate's acclaimed podcast Slow Burn.
Roberts is slated to star alongside Sean Penn, Armie Hammer and Joel Edgerton in Gaslit, which is described as a "modern take on Watergate that Focuses on the untold stories and forgotten character of the scandal—from Nixon's bumbling, opportunistic subordinates, to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes, to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down."
The show hails from UCP and has Mr. Robot's Robbie Pickering as showrunner and executive producer alongside Sam Esmail and Chad Hamilton. Roberts will also executive produce under her banner Red Om Films along with co-executive producers Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill.
"We are so excited to announce our next collaboration with Sam as we prepare to bring Gaslit to market," Dawn Olmstead, president of UCP, said in a statement. "Sam and Esmail Corp have introduced the world to some of the most talented creatives in front of and behind the camera, and this project with Robbie at the helm is the next in the lineage of outstanding series from this team. We are also thrilled to be partnering with Julia once again and welcome Sean, Armie, Joel and Nash to UCP."
Gaslit will be shopped to premium and streaming platforms.