Jane Fonda is heading to cable.
Fonda, 73, wil play Leona Lansing, the CEO of a fictional cable news network's parent company who is more concerned with the business aspects than the reporting side of the company. Hmm, the alliterative name could be a nod to Fonda's ex-husband, CNN founder Ted Turner.
As previously announced, Jeff Daniels will play an anchor at the network, while Emily Mortimer will play his new executive producer. Sam Waterston will head up the newsroom staff that also includes Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and Thomas Sadoski.
Fonda received two Best Actress Oscars for her roles in Klute and Coming Home. Her TV credits include the ABC movie The Dollmaker, for which she won an Emmy, and a cameo in the failed Nine to Five adaptation.