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Scoop: Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot Adds Two Broadway Thesps and a Social Network Hunk

Broadway actors John Gallagher Jr. and Thomas Sadoski have joined Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama pilot More As This Story Develops. Sorkin and fellow executive producer Scott Rudin have also tapped Josh Pence — whose body co-starred in the Sorkin-scriped and Rudin-produced Social Network — to join the cast.

More As This Story Develops centers on cable news anchor Will McCallister (Jeff Daniels) and his show’s staff led by executive producer Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer). Gallagher Jr. will play Jim, who was offered another job when Mackenzie’s show was cancelled but turned it down to come work with her on Will’s show — where he develops a crush on associate produer Maggie (Alison Pill).

Pence will play Rob, a senior producer who has been in a relationship with Maggie for five months and starts to become jealous of her budding romance with Jim. Finally, Sadoski will play Will’s former executive producer who left him to go work for Will’s protege’s new show.

Gallagher, who won a Tony for Spring Awakening, recently appeared in Green Day’s musical American Idiot and currently stars in the play Jerusalem. Pence will next be seen in Battleship and The Dark Knight Rises. Sadoski was nominated for a Tony for Reasons To Be Pretty.