The cast of FX’s drama pilot The Bridge will now boast not one but two Oscar nominated actors. Catalina Sandino Moreno has joined the Shine America-produced project, an adaptation of a Scandinavian format. The Bridge centers on two detectives from the U.S. and Mexico — El Paso Police Homicide Detective Sonya North (Diane Kruger) and Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir) — who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Moreno, repped by UTA and Principal Entertainment NY, will play Marco’s second wife who is at home to tend to the kids while Marco works long hours.
Moreno is best known for her title role in Maria Full Of Grace for which she won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. The Bridge reunites her with fellow Oscar-nominated actor Bichir with whom she co-starred in Steven Soderbergh’s two-part biopic Che. She will next be seen opposite Juno Temple and Michael Cera in Magic, Magic.