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Julia Roberts, Sean Penn & Armie Hammer to Star in Watergate Series 'Gaslit'!

Julia Roberts, Sean Penn & Armie Hammer to Star in Watergate Series 'Gaslit'!

Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Sean Penn are joining the cast of a new series!

The series, which will also star Joel Edgerton, is described as a modern take on the Watergate scandal called Gaslit, Variety reported on Friday (February 21).

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Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail is set to executive produce the project, which is based on the Slate podcast Slow Burn, is expected to be shopped around to premium and streaming platforms.

Julia will star as Martha Mitchell, a celebrity Arkansan socialite and wife to Nixon’s loyal Attorney General, John Mitchell, to be played by Sean. She’s the first person to publicly sound the alarm on Nixon’s involvement in Watergate, “causing both the Presidency and her personal life to unravel.”

Armie will play John Dean, the young White House Counsel torn between his ambition and his struggle with whether he can lie to protect the President. Joel will play G. Gordon Liddy, a Korean War veteran and former FBI agent tasked with “plugging embarrassing leaks in the wake of the Pentagon Papers.”

“Now more than ever, truth is absolutely stranger than fiction. When Robbie first told me about the Slow Burn podcast, I devoured it instantly. The second I finished it, I felt compelled to bring this story to television especially after watching the cowardice on display during the recent impeachment hearings. To help realize this important chapter in our country’s history, my first call was to the brilliant Julia Roberts. After her captivating performance in Homecoming, I knew Julia was the only person who could tackle the complex role of Martha Mitchell and lead our stellar cast in adapting this bizarre and controversial narrative,” said Sam in a statement.

Julia recently made a rare appearance with her husband, Danny Moder. Check out the pictures!

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