Susan Sarandon is the latest addition to the pilot from writer John Logan and director Kathryn Bigelow. She is among several actors tapped for guest-staring/potential recurring roles on the pilot starring Norbert Leo Butz, Frank Langella and Hope Davis, which started filming today in New York. The Miraculous Year is described as an exploration into a high-powered New York family: Terry Segal (Butz), A wildly self-destructive and manipulative
Broadway composer, trying to put on a challenging new show; his father Alex (Langella), a brilliant and powerful painter, feeling the inevitable of effects of aging; and his sister Mandy Vance (Davis), an attorney trying to distance herself from the wounding influence of art as she tries to hold her family together. Co-starring in the pilot are Eddie Redmayne as a performer in Terry’s show, Linus Roache as Mandy’s husband Scott, Patti LuPone as a Broadway star and Stark Sands as her son, Elaine Cassidy as Terry’s assistant, and Remy Nozik and Logan Georges as Mandy and Scott’s kids.
Sarandon is leading the guest-star list as Patty Atwood, director/choreographer of Terry’s new show. (Some Julie Taymor influences maybe) She is joined by Pushing Daisies star Lee Pace as Terry’s partner, Louis Ozawa Changchien as an art curator, Giancarlo Esposito as Mandy’s boss, Karine Plantadit, Andre Ward and Erik Altemus as dancers in Terry’s show, Brooks Ashmanskas as Terry’s librettist and Daniel Davis as Terry’s mentor. Logan created the pilot and is executive producing with Bigelow, who is direction, as well as Lydia Dean Pilcher.