Breaking Newsroom Recast Scoop: Marcia Gay Harden Tapped to Replace Rosemarie DeWitt

marcianewsroomRosemarie DeWitt’s loss is Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden‘s gain.

The Newsroom has tapped Harden to replace DeWitt in the HBO drama’s upcoming second season, TVLine has confirmed.

Harden will play the recurring role of Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends Atlantis Cable News in a wrongful termination suit.

As TVLine reported last week, DeWitt — who has already shot several episodes as Rebecca — was forced to leave the show due to scheduling conflicts. (Her scenes will be reshot with Harden.)

Harden’s TV credits include arcs on Damages, Law & Order: SVU and Royal Pains.

The Newsroom‘s second season is slated to kick off this summer.

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  1. Laurie says:

    Glad Marcia Gay Harden is taking over this role — what an actress!

  2. M says:

    I like both actresses, but they’re so different it’s hard to imagine them ever filling the same role.

  3. Jules says:

    With Jeff Daniels in the anchor seat and Hope Davis and now Marcia Gay Harden showing up, all we need is James Gandolfini for the God of Carnage reunion.

    • MrScreenAddict says:

      Love it! Saw opening night of GoC — one of the best Broadway plays I’ve ever seen, and all four actors were stellar! So glad to see most of them on this terrific show.