An actress with three Academy Award nominations on her resume, including a win in 2004 for “Cold Mountain,” has just signed an exclusive two-year first-look deal with MGM TV.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Renee Zellweger landed the deal. “Under the pact, Zellweger and her Big Picture Co. partner Carmella Casinelli will develop new scripted projects with an eye for the actress to potentially direct and star in,” THR reports.
In a joint statement, Zellweger and Casinelli said: “MGM is the perfect home for The Big Picture Co. as we look to amplify and invest in stories and storytellers. Their existing library is rich with creative possibilities and we’re excited to embark on this new adventure together.”
THR adds: “The MGM deal marks Zellweger’s latest TV foray after she starred in the first season of Netflix anthology ‘What/If.’ (Word on season two — and Zellweger’s role in it — has not yet been given.) The morality drama, from executive producer Mike Kelley (‘Revenge’), marked Zellweger’s first-ever TV series regular role.”