Renee Zellweger to star in NBC crime drama ‘Thing About Pam’

Feb. 4 (UPI) — Oscar-profitable actress Renee Zellweger has signed on to star in and executive create NBC’s 6-episode collection, The Issue About Pam.

Zellweger, 51, is recognised for her roles in Judy, Chicago, Chilly Mountain, Nurse Betty, Bridget Jones’s Diary and Jerry Maguire.

Jessika Borsiczky — whose credits incorporate Dwelling of Lies and UnREAL — will create The Point About Pam and provide as showrunner.

The sequence is a collaboration from Blumhouse Television, NBC News Studios and Zellweger’s Significant Picture Co. creation firm.

“As someone who has not skipped an episode of Dateline in 10 several years, what right away stood out to me about Pam from other accurate crime stories is that although on its floor it has all the twists and turns of a thrilling whodunit murder mystery, it really is actually a character story at its coronary heart that reflects in a profound way the American landscape back to us,” Borsiczky mentioned in a assertion Thursday.

The Point About Pam is impressed by the serious-everyday living 2011 murder of Betsy Faria, a lady whose husband, Russ Faria, was identified responsible of the killing, but he insisted he did not choose her existence till his conviction was overturned.

“This brutal criminal offense set off a chain of functions that would expose a diabolical plan deeply involving Pam Hupp, performed by Zellweger,” NBC reported in a information release.

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