NBC Recast Scoop: Uma Thurman In, Mary-Louise Parker Out in The Slap

Uma Thurman The Slap

In a last-minute switch, Uma Thurman has replaced Mary-Louise Parker in NBC’s upcoming all-star miniseries The Slap, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Parker was forced to step aside due to health reasons (the actress is recovering from a bout of pneumonia).

An eight-hour take on the 2011 Australian series, The Slap is about how one man’s punishment of another couple’s child explodes into a complex family drama.

The Oscar-nominated Thurman takes over the role of Anouk, a TV writer who is dating her show’s young leading man (Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley).

The cast also includes Peter Sarsgaard, Zachary Quinto, Thandie Newton and Melissa George.

Jon Robin Baitz (Brothers & Sisters) will pen the project; Baitz also will executive-produce with director Lisa Chodolenko (Olive Kitteridge), Crossbones‘ Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald.

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