Uma Thurman Joins Bravo’s Drama Series ‘My So Called Wife’

Uma Thurman
Associated Press

Uma Thurman has booked a recurring role on Bravo’s dark comedy series My So Called Wife (working title), from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein.

My So Called Wife follows Maddie (Inbar Lavi), a persona shifting con-artist who is as beautiful as she is dangerous, which makes her unsuspecting victims even more tormented when they realize they have been used and robbed of everything… including their hearts. But things get complicated when her latest victims, Ezra (Rob Heaps) and Richard (Parker Young) try to track her down just as she eyes her next mark, Patrick (Stephen Bishop).

Uma will play Lenny Cohen, the ultimate fixer. When the reclusive ring-leader of a group of con artists needs to keep his employees in line, eliminate an enemy, or whip up a world class omelette, there is only one person for the job – the lethal, articulate and mysterious Lenny Cohen.

“Uma and I have been friends for a very long time – I’m thrilled that after many tries we’ll finally get to work together,” said Brooks. “Paul Adelstein and I wrote the role of Lenny Cohen specifically for her, and we are so excited to see how Uma’s iconic and very special talents will bring to life this unique and provocative character.”

Thurman is set to star in and produce feature Girl Soldier, based on Kathy Cook’s book Stolen Angels: The Kidnapped Girls of Uganda.

My So Called Wife began production last month in Vancouver and is slated to premiere in 2017.

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