From The Hollywood Reporter:
UTA has signed Julianne Nicholson, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
The actress has amassed a body of steady film and television work, most recently as the title character in Sophie and the Rising Sun at Sundance this year and as Joel Edgerton’s wife in Black Mass. Other recent film credits includeTen Thousand Saints and August: Osage County, in which THR‘s David Rooney called her performance “a quiet revelation.”
Nicholson will topline USA’s upcoming crime thriller Eyewitness as a sheriff who becomes foster mother to a teenage boy. She previously starred as a detective on three seasons of NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent and recurred as an assistant U.S. attorney throughout three seasons of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. More recently, she was a series regular on Sundance Channel’s The Red Road and a recurring guest on Showtime’s Masters of Sex, for which she received a Critics’ Choice TV Awards nomination last year.
Nicholson continues to be managed by Davien Littlefield.
Julianne Nicholson has a clear view of her next big role.
The Masters of Sex and Law & Order: Criminal Intent vet is set to star in USA Network’s upcoming crime thriller Eyewitness, an adaptation of the Norwegian drama Øyevitne.
Nicholson will play Helen Torrance, described as “a former big-city homicide detective who left her harrowing career to become a small-town sheriff and loving wife. However, when a gruesome crime occurs, she’s thrust back into the traumas of her past – just as she’s begun her hardest case yet: fostering a teenage boy.”
Meanwhile, Tyler Young (Empire) has landed the series-regular role of that “sensitive yet tough” foster child, Philip O’Brien. As he settles into his new and idyllic small-town life, Philip begins to fall in love with his classmate Lukas. When the boys witness a quadruple homicide, however, “Philip becomes more troubled than ever, as the two boys swear themselves to secrecy for fear of being outed.”
Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) has signed on as executive producer for the pilot and will direct the first two episodes.