What's law got to do with it? For Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett, everything! The film and television star has agreed to a deal to develop and star in the upcoming legal drama "Vanishing Point" for NBC.
From the writer of "The Source Code," Ben Ripley, the legal series will reportedly revolve around two female attorneys, one seeing her esteemed career cut down in its prime due to a health issue and the other a young brilliant attorney she chooses to continue her practice and be her right hand. Bassett will portray the former, described as an unsympathetic rainmaker at a powerful New York law firm, who makes her health issues public while vowing to continue her law practice. Bassett is expected to serve as series star and co-executive producer, joining aforementioned writer Ben Ripley and executive producers Deb Spera and Maria Grasso.
The veteran actress has been making a mark on television lately, starring in a biopic of Coretta Scott King in "Betty and Coretta" for Lifetime and recently headlining a failed Fox spy-drama pilot with Julian McMahon, which focused on a 17-year-old daughter of a CIA operative and her encounters with a rogue agent-assassin. Will the NBC pilot fare any better?