Helena Bonham Carter Joins HBO Drama Pilot Codes of Conduct

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Somewhere, Tim Burton is toasting this news: Helena Bonham Carter has landed an elite gig at HBO.

The Les Miserables actress and Rebecca Hall (Parade’s End) have joined Codes of Conduct, the premium cabler’s upcoming drama pilot penned by 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen.

Codes of Conduct centers on Beverly Snow (played by newcomer Devon Terrell), an African-American man who climbs the ladder of New York’s high society.

Bonham Carter is set to play Esther Kaufmann, an author/psychiatrist born into one of Manhattan’s most prominent Jewish families, while Hall will play Rebecca Rotmensen, Snow’s rival and the daughter of a billionaire.

McQueen will also direct and executive-produce the pilot, alongside Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z).

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