Mercedes Ruehl has no doubt what her next television project will be…
The 65-year-old part-Cuban Oscar– and Tony-winning actress has signed on to star opposite Steve Coogan and Carla Gugino in ABC’s legal drama pilot Doubt.
From Sony Pictures Television, the project centers on Vincent (portrayed by Coogan), a former police officer who is now a cunning but charming low-rent lawyer using his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife Linda (Gugino).
Ruehl will portray Mrs. Syn Newman, a lawyer who works and constantly bickers with her husband (John Pankow) in offices they rent from Vincent. Though frequently exasperated by her landlord, she also considers him a son and her frustration with him never dampens her desire to fight alongside him.
Ruehl, who has an upcoming guest-starring role in the episode of TNT’s Monday Mornings, has guest-starred in Law & Order, Psych and Entourage.
The Fisher King star will next be seen in the film Chu And Blossom.