Jacki Weaver, an Oscar nominee for Silver Linings Playbook, is set to co-star in the CBS/Sony TV single-camera comedy pilot The McCarthys. Written by Brian Gallivan, directed by Fred Savage and executive produced by Will Gluck, it revolves around an Irish-Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family. Weaver, repped by ICM Partners and Elevate Entertainment, will play the clan’s loving mother Marjorie McCarthy, who has no filter and loves having her gay son keep her company when her husband (Jack McGee) and other kids are off coaching basketball games. This marks the first U.S. series gig for Australian-born Weaver, who has landed two Oscar nominations in three years. She was also nominated in 2011 for Animal Kingdom.
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