'Newsroom' Adds Marcia Gay Harden to Replace Rosemarie DeWitt

Lesley Goldberg
The Hollywood Reporter
'Newsroom' Adds Marcia Gay Harden to Replace Rosemarie DeWitt

That was fast. Mere days after Rosemarie DeWitt parted ways with HBO's The Newsroom, Marcia Gay Harden has been tapped to replace her in the Aaron Sorkin drama.

The former United States of Tara co-star was originally cast in a recurring role for the second season of Sorkin's drama, playing Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends the fictional Atlantis Cable News channel when it becomes embroiled in a wrongful termination lawsuit.

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DeWitt parted ways with the series last week, citing scheduling conflicts for her departure. Harden will film the scenes DeWitt had already shot and continue on with the series.

The Into the Wild actress' TV credits also include arcs on Law & Order: SVU, Royal Pains and Damages. Harden is repped by UTA, Framework and Schreck Rose.

Harden joins Newsroom's second-season cast that includes Patton Oswalt, newcomer Joel Johnstone and Grace Gummer. A return date for the Jeff Daniels starrer has yet to be announced.

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