A&E Lines Up a Slate of Oscar Winners for High-Profile Suspense Miniseries

Dec 9, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A&E has landed a number of Oscar winners for an upcoming miniseries that’s a remake of a bestselling suspense novel, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Oscar winners Richard Dreyfuss and Ellen Burstyn will star in the cable net’s version of the best-selling 1970s novel "Coma," the story reports.

The four-hour miniseries will also include another Oscar winner, Geena Davis, along with James Woods and Lauren Ambrose, and will be produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, the piece notes.

"Coma" was previously turned into a hit 1978 film starring Michael Douglas.

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  1. Why Coma is best known in film circles is that it may be the first Hollywood Picture to give a woman a true role as a hero. Geneviève Bujold was the hero and didn’t need the assistance of a male to do it. Very unique at the time and set the stage for great female heros like Sigourney Weaver in Alien.

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