Swoosie Kurtz joined the cast of “Rita Rocks,” a Lifetime comedy series, in a recurring role, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
The show, which will return for a second season with star Nicole Sullivan, is about an overworked mom who leads a garage band with Kurts playing her mother.
Brenda Vaccaro has been given a part in the HBO Jack Kevorkian biographal picture “You Don’t Know Jack,” the Reporter article also says. In the picture–directed by Barry Levinson–Kevorkian, played by Al Pacino, takes his “mercy machine” out to perform assisted suicides. Vaccaro will play his sister.
HBO has also cast Jennifer Ehle in the “Game of Thrones” pilot, the Reporter says, an adaptation of the fantasy-book series by George R.R. Martins. “Thrones” follows the story of Catlin Stark, played by Ehle, who marries her late husband’s brother, Ned Stark, played by Sean Bean, in order to secure the alliance between their two houses.