She’s booked not only on daytime TV, but the big screen.
The film will be directed by Martin Guigui from script he co-wrote with Steven Golebiowski, It depicts five individuals trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and their struggle to survive. Luis Guzman, Wood Harris and Olga Fonda have also been cast.
As you know, Whoopi is currently a co-host on The View.
And in other news, Blair Underwood has been cast in ABC’s divorce drama pilot produced by Reese Witherspoon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to the site, the project centers on a ruthless Dallas divorce attorney whose life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces, triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets.
Underwood will play James, Gemma’s boss and sometimes lover. He was Gemma’s law professor and mentor for years, instilling in her a sense of cutthroat ambition. And he’s the one person unafraid to cut Gemma down to size.
Wanda Sykes has booked a co-starring role in the family-comedy pilot Dream Team, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The single-camera comedy revolves around Marty Schumacher (Justin Long), who coached his last club-soccer team for 10 years, ultimately taking them to the national championships. He now has to start from scratch with a diverse group of 8-year-olds and their disparate parents.
Sykes will portray Leslie, a competitive ob-gyn who has a passion for sports. The character is excited to help her daughter, Miley, land a spot on a nationally ranked soccer team — and is upset that her wife, the artsy Michaela (Lindsey Kraft), doesn’t share her same enthusiasm and is trying to dissuade Miley from playing.
As you know, Sykes currently is a regular on Black-ish.