Anna Paquin

True Blood star Anna Paquin cast in Reese Witherspoon pilot Broken

Let’s hope Anna Paquin’s been keeping up with her Southern accent, because her latest role will take her out of Louisiana and into Texas.

EW has confirmed that Paquin has been cast in ABC’s upcoming legal pilot, Broken. Produced by Reese Witherspoon and written by Fear the Walking Dead’s Meaghan Oppenheimer, Broken follows Gemma (Paquin), a ruthless Dallas divorce attorney whose life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces. 

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Anna Paquin in talks to join HBO's Madame X

Anna Paquin could be headed back to HBO as star and executive producer of the mini series “Madame X.” The network confirmed to EW Friday that she is currently attached to the project.

Based on Kate Manning’s novel My Notorious Life, the story follows Axie Muldoon as the penniless daughter of Irish immigrants who grows up to become a controversial midwife and abortionist. Her views clash with those of Anthony Comstock, a politician with set ideals of Victorian morality.

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