01/22/2013 04:42 pm ET Updated Jan 22, 2013

Marcia Gay Harden Joins 'The Newsroom' And More Casting News

Marcia Gay Harden is taking on the news.

According to EW
, the actress is headed to "The Newsroom" as Rosemarie DeWitt's replacement on the HBO series. Harden will recur as Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends Atlantis Cable News in a wrongful termination suit.

Harden's other recent TV appearances include "TRON: Uprising," "Bent," "Body Of Proof" and more.

In other casting news...

Matthew Broderick is stopping by "Smash." The Broadway and movie star is set to play himself on an episode of the NBC series. [Playbill]

Daniel Gillies has joined the "Vampire Diaries" spinoff. Gillies has landed a lead role on the CW pilot "The Originals." He'll play Elijah alongside Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley) and Joseph Morgan (Klaus). [THR]

James Brolin has booked a role on "Castle." Brolin is set to appear as Castle's father in a two-part episode in February. Details of his appearance are being kept under wraps. [TV Guide]

"The Newsroom" Cast Character Introductions


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