Widow, think tank duo playing politics at AMC


Oscar-nominated actress Miranda Richardson, Christopher Evan Welch and Lauren Hodges are in negotiations to co-star in AMC's untitled political thriller from writer Jason Horwitch and Warner Horizon.

Allen Coulter has come on board to direct the drama pilot, which revolves around a secret society that pulls the strings on the world political stage and a brilliant analyst at a national think tank who discovers that his employers are not who they seem to be.

Richardson will play the widow of a billionaire who dies mysteriously, leaving her a cryptic message. The actress next appears in "The Young Victoria."

Welch ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona") will play a smart and arrogant analyst at the think tank.

Hodges ("My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star") will play the youngest analyst on the team.

Horwitch is exec producing the pilot with Joshua D. Maurer. (partialdiff)