Three sign on for HBO's 'Treatment'
EmptyBlair Underwood, Melissa George and Oscar winner Dianne Wiest have been tapped to co-star opposite Gabriel Byrne in HBO's half-hour drama "In Treatment."
The project, based on the popular and critically acclaimed Israeli series, centers on Paul (Byrne), a therapist who is calm, smooth, insightful and nonconfrontational with his patients but becomes a testy, self-doubting man full of barely concealed anger when he is a patient seeing his own shrink.
Underwood will play one of Paul's patients, a fighter pilot who suffers the effects of a botched raid he was involved in years before that killed not only three perpetrators but three underage hostages.
George will play another patient, a resident in anesthesia at John Hopkins Hospital who is infatuated with the older, married Paul.
Wiest will play Paul's former supervisor and mentor who he goes to see for a therapy session eight years after dropping her.
Underwood, George and Wiest join previously cast Byrne, Embeth Davidtz and Mia Wasikowska.
"Treatment" is executive produced by Hagai Levi, Steve Levinson and Mark Wahlberg.
Rodrigo Garcia, who also is directing, is co-executive producing with Noa Tishby.
Underwood co-starred in CBS' pilot "Company Town" this past development season. On the big screen, he co-starred in "Medea's Family Reunion." He is repped by Paradigm and Thruline Entertainment.
George, who had a role on ABC's "Alias," next will be seen in the features "30 Days of Night" and "Music Within." She is repped by Paradigm and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Wiest won Oscars for "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Bullets Over Broadway." She is filming the feature comedy "Dan in Real Life," starring Steve Carell.