Box Office Star Maggie Gyllenhaal to Appear on Small Screen

Maggie Gyllenhaal has appeared in such recent box office films as ‘White House Down’, ‘Won’t Back Down’, ‘Nanny McPhee Returns’, ‘Crazy Heart’ and ‘The Dark Knight’ among countless other films.

But now, according to a report at The Hollywood Reporter, Gyllenhaal will be making the move to the small screen to star in the limited series on the Sundance Channel called The Honourable Woman.

This 8-part mini-series (aka “limited series”) is to be a “fast-paced thriller set against an international political backdrop” with Gyllenhaal playing Nessa Stein, “the daughter of a Zionist arms procurer who as a child witnessed his assassination. Now an adult, Nessa inherits her father’s company and changes course from supplying arms to laying data cabling networks between Israel and the West Bank. Her efforts to reconcile the Israelis and Palestinians lands her an appointment to the House of Lords and creates an international political maelstrom”.

Gyllenhaal had this to share about the mini-series, “I couldn’t put the scripts down. Nessa is such an exciting and intricate character. I can’t wait to begin filming”.

‘The Honourable Woman’ will be set in the United Kingdom, the Middle East and in America and is expected to air on the Sundance Channel sometime in 2014.