That was fast. Mere days after Rosemarie DeWitt parted ways with HBO's The Newsroom, Marcia Gay Harden has been tapped to replace her in the Aaron Sorkin drama.
The former United States of Tara co-star was originally cast in a recurring role for the second season of Sorkin's drama, playing Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends the fictional Atlantis Cable News channel when it becomes embroiled in a wrongful termination lawsuit.
DeWitt parted ways with the series last week, citing scheduling conflicts for her departure. Harden will film the scenes DeWitt had already shot and continue on with the series.
The Into the Wild actress' TV credits also include arcs on Law & Order: SVU, Royal Pains and Damages. Harden is repped by UTA, Framework and Schreck Rose.
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