2:58pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Julia Ormond Joins Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Syfy Pilot, 'Incorporated'
Julia Ormond is teaming up with two of Hollywood's most famous leading men for her next TV gig.
The Emmy winner has signed on to star in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Syfy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Incorporated is an espionage thriller that takes place in a future in which companies have unlimited power. It tells the story of executive Ben Larson (Reign's Sean Teale), who must change his identity in order to infiltrate a cutthroat corporate world to save the woman he loves. In the process, he takes on the entire system — with deadly consequences.
Ormond, fresh off her acclaimed turn on Mad Men, will play Ben's mother-in-law, Elizabeth, a whip-smart, powerful top executive who enjoys the perks of her job, but also is trapped in a ruthless system that demands results.
Ormond joins a cast that also includes Once Upon a Time's Georgina Haig as Ben's wife and Elizabeth's daughter, Laura, as well as Eddie Ramos (Teen Wolf).
Incorporated marks Affleck and Damon's first scripted cable project. The duo will executive produce via their Pearl Street Films banner. Brothers David and Alex Pastor (Self/less, The Last Days) will pen the pilot and direct the CBS Television Studios entry. Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) will serve as showrunner and executive producer via his overall deal with CBS TVS. Damon, Affleck and Pearl Street president Jennifer Todd will executive produce, and Pearl Street creative executive Margaret Chernin is on board as associate producer.
In addition to her Emmy-nominated performance on Mad Men, Ormond's credits include Witches of East End, Temple Grandin, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Sabrina. She is repped by Gersh, Creative Partners Group and Hirsch Wallerstein.