Rita Wilson to appear on "The Good Wife' in episode seemingly inspired by 'The Social Network'
Rita Wilson, the actress-wife of Tom Hanks, and actor F. Murray Abraham, are set to appear on the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife" in an episode that appears to have been inspired by the movie "The Social Network".
The February episode tells of a young website creator who sues a film company for turning his life story into a movie, according to the CBS website. "The Social Network", which recently nabbed six Golden Globe Award nominations, depicts legal battles between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and several of his fellow Harvard students who were involved or claimed to have been involved in the creation of the social networking website.
Abraham, 71, will play Burl, a head attorney representing the movie studio, CBS said. Wilson, 54, will portray Viola, a lawyer and friend of Diane, a senior partner in the show's law firm, who is played by Christina Baranski.
Wilson has starred in romantic drama films such as "Sleepless in Seattle" with Hanks in 1993 and "Runaway Bride" alongside Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in 1999. She recently appeared in the film "It's Complicated", which starred Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Abraham won an Oscar for his role in the 1984 movie "Amadeus".
Earlier this year, Michael J. Fox guest starred on "The Good Wife", which features Julianna Margulies as the main character - the wife of a disgraced state attorney who renews her career as a junior litigator.