Friday, January 16, 2009

Kelley, NBC declare Bonneville "Legally Mad"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Hugh Bonneville will star opposite Charity Wakefield in "Legally Mad," David E. Kelley's new legal drama for NBC.

The project centers on Brady Hamm (Wakefield), a twentysomething woman who takes a job at her father's law firm. Bonneville will play the father, Gordon.

"Gordon Hamm is based on the true story of a real-life attorney who lives in my head," Kelley said. "Sharp litigator, a lot of fun and, deep down, a mess."

Kelley, whose TV series have included "Boston Legal," "Ally McBeal" and "The Practice," called the casting of Bonneville "a terrific coup."

"Hugh is one of the most versatile actors working today," he said.

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