01/26/2014 12:29 pm ET Updated Jan 26, 2014

Sharon Stone Joins TNT Pilot As First Female U.S. Vice President

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Sharon Stone is headed to TV to play the first female U.S. vice president in a TNT action drama pilot.

The Emmy-winning actress ("Casino," "Basic Instinct") has been cast in a starring role in "Agent X" (working title) from "The Bourne Identity" writer William Blake Herron. Her character, “Natalie Maccabee,” steps into the race for vice president after her senator husband dies. She gets the job, and discovers being veep comes with a top secret duty — protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the aid of her Chief Steward and a secret operative designated “Agent X” (a role not yet cast).

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